McLean County Coroner ID’s individual killed by police on I-55 near Lexington

The case remains under investigation. (Photo courtesy: Illinois State Police/File)

By Blake Haas

MCLEAN COUNTY – We now know the name of the individual who was shot by police Saturday afternoon on Interstate 55 near Lexington.

ISP troopers responded to the northbound lane of I-55 around 12:45 p.m. for a shooting report.

Once on the scene, troopers found two vehicles on the shoulder of the interstate shooting at each other.

ISP reports a person then pointed a firearm at officers, and officers fatally struck Trayvon Little, 37, of Springfield.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Little died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police have not named the officer who fired the fatal shot.

There were no other injuries.

An investigation surrounding the shootings is underway by the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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