The Illinois State Police are investigating what is being called an Officer involved shooting in Nokomis on Friday night. Illinois State Police Zone 6 Investigations is conducting an independent investigation of an officer-involved shooting that took place Friday, June 15 at approximately 7:07 P.M. The shooting occurred in the 100 block of Sherman Street in Nokomis.
According to the preliminary investigation, a Nokomis Police Officer was dispatched to a residence on Frederick Street for a disturbance call. The officer arrived and made contact with the complainant outside of the residence. The man causing the disturbance, later identified as 40 year old David L. Hicks, of Nokomis, had left the residence on foot prior to the officer’s arrival. The officer then made contact with Hicks in the 100 block of Sherman Street.
The officer reportedly perceived actions by Hicks which caused the officer to fear for his life. The officer discharged his duty weapon, striking Hicks, who was later pronounced deceased by the Montgomery County Coroner. No officers were injured during the incident and it remains an ongoing investigation by the Illinois State Police. Once completed, the results of the investigation will be turned over to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.