A police officer confronted and injured an armed man at an IL high school Wednesday morning, a city official said, adding that no students or staff were injured in the incident.
Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said the suspect, a 19-year-old former student, "fired several shots near the west gym". Preliminary investigation shows the suspect shot at the police officer, the officer returned fire, and the suspect was injured.
It was not clear whether the suspect was a student at the school, and officials did not immediately respond to calls for further comment. The officer confronted the suspect, who exited the school and began running westbound on Armory Drive. The Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.
According to Sauk Valley, Milby was a senior at Dixon High School but was recently expelled, and thus not graduating with the rest of his class. The suspect then ran away, and shot back at the officer, who had pursued after him. He says the gunman is in custody with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is receiving medical treatment and is in custody.
No students or staff were injured.
The officer, who has been identified on social media as Officer Mark Dallas, will be placed on paid administrative leave as per police policy on shooting incidents.
Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss said students were gathered in the school gymnasium for graduation practice when the gunfire exchange occurred.
He said that students and staff responded to the situation extremely well.
Howell, Jr., said he believes the shooter acted alone and there were no injuries to any staff or students, and added they also believe there are no further threats to staff, students or the community.
Sauk Valley Media reports the former student involved in a shooting Wednesday morning is Matt Milby.
Parents were told to go to the baseball fields in Page Park, across the street from Dixon High School, to pick up their children.