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Man killed in Fulton County officer-involved shooting identified

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Illinois State Police have identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting near Table Grove as Jeremiah C. Jones, 38.

Two Fulton County Sheriff’s Office deputies located Jones, who was wanted on a warrant for domestic battery, on Monday evening.

During an encounter just before 10 p.m., Jones reportedly pointed a gun at the deputies.

Both deputies then fired their weapons at Jones, who was pronounced dead near Fulton County Road 13 and East Bailey Road, between Vermont and Table Grove.

Neither of the deputies was injured, according to state police.

The investigation is ongoing and no other information has been released.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in the area this month.

Timothy Ostrander, 31, of Muscatine, Iowa, was shot and killed by Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputies on July 13.

That was after Ostrander entered a deputy’s vehicle and held the deputy at gunpoint.

Jane Carlson covers west central Illinois and southeast Iowa for Tri States Public Radio.