Dixon, Illinois: Armed SRO Shoots Suspect
An armed School Resource Officer took down an active shooter at Dixon High School at around 8 a.m. this morning in Dixon, Illinois. No one was injured except the suspect during an exchange of gunfire. The shooting happened in the gymnasium, where the Seniors had gathered for Graduation practice, since their last day is Friday.
SRO Mark Dallas immediately engaged the shooter, and wounded him. He was said to have non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured, even the officer who engaged him. The officer did exactly what he was supposed to do, and likely saved an enormous amount of lives.
The school was placed on lockdown, but police say there is no evidence of any further danger to the school or community.
The suspect is a former Senior, Matt Milby, 19, who had been recently expelled from the school according to the Daily Chronicle.
DIXON, IL SCHOOL SHOOTING- VO/SOT WED0209- A police officer shot and wounded an armed former student in an exchange of gunfire outside Dixon High School Wed. The suspect fired at the officer, who shot back, injuring the gunman. Dixon is located about 100 miles west of Chicago. pic.twitter.com/R1A5N3Kxer
— CBS Newspath (@cbsnewspath) May 16, 2018
DeKalb: Dixon High School shooting: Shooter is former senior, recently expelled https://t.co/xLpvUsjFvq
— Northern IL Alive (@NorthernILAlive) May 16, 2018
Local school shooting incident. No injuries (except the suspect) thanks to the training and response of everyone involved. Good job, Dixon, IL and Lee County!!! https://t.co/7NA6Ul6ZPB
— Macon Co. Anonymous (@MaconAnonymous) May 16, 2018
Thank you to the brave Armed Officer for preventing a school shooting in Dixon, IL this morning. Sorry, dumbass kid. If you want to shoot up the public, you need to get the FBI’s permission first 🙄
— Barbrady (@Officer_Barbrad) May 16, 2018
Sean hannity School shooting at Dixon IL. High School suspect shot by school resource officer,No students were injured. Shootingwas about 8AM this morning
— Cathy (@CathyRunny3) May 16, 2018
Isn’t it ironic that no major news outlet is reporting on the small town of Dixon, IL police officer who just shot down a subject who potentially could have caused a mass shooting at the local HS. If the subject wouldn’t have been stopped, the news would’ve be all over it….
— Natalie (@nmalone9) May 16, 2018
Dixon, IL Shooting at the Dixon High School. The scene is secure no students or staff injuries. The Resource Officer Shot a former student after he drawn a gun. The Shooter is in custody with non life threating injuries,
— ED PILAR (@7edpilar) May 16, 2018