Decatur, Ill. – An officer was in a gunfight with a suspected car thief on Friday morning, recorded on bodycam video.
Authorities say they responded to the 1000 block of W. Eldorado at 5:45AM to a report of a vehicle theft.
Shortly after, the vehicle was found on Cerro Gordo Street and officers learned the suspect fled on foot. A 911 call came in about a person attempting to break into a home in the area and then officers in the area heard gunshots.
Officers approached the suspect, later identified as 47-year-old Gregory Lewis, who fired multiple shots at officers. One Decatur Police Officer returned fire.
The suspect surrendered and was placed into custody. Nobody was struck by gunfire during the incident.
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