Jerseyville Police Officer Shot 

(Jerseyville, IL)  —  A Jerseyville, Illinois police officer is in the hospital following a shooting.  The shooting occurred around one o’clock this morning.  Police responded to a robbery call at DJ’s Bar and Grill in downtown Jerseyville.  Officers chased the suspect for several blocks before the suspect turned around and started firing a gun.  A police officer was hit and had to be taken to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment.  Officers returned fire and hit the suspect.  The suspect was rushed to a Jerseyville hospital where he was pronounced dead.