CNN Health, Illinois Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Illinois State Police, and other state and local law enforcement agencies say that the man they’re calling the “Illinois State Police Lieutenant” who killed six people and injured 17 others on Tuesday was identified by DNA evidence and was captured by the FBI.
The state police lieutenant was identified after DNA was obtained from the remains of a human torso found on the north side of the interstate at the Illinois-Indiana state line.
Bruce Rauner and other leaders of the state and nation are calling for a full and thorough investigation into the shooting death of state police officer Jason Van Dyke in northern Illinois.
According to a statement from the Illinois Department Of Corrections and the Illinois State University, the lieutenant was captured on Thursday after more than 10 hours of surveillance and was later identified by authorities as Jason Van Diptyk.
“The Illinois State Department of Public Safety is committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to identify the individual responsible for this tragic incident, including the state’s law enforcement and local partners,” the statement said.
On Tuesday night, the Illinois police lieutenant had been called to the intersection of State Road 50 and the northbound Interstate 80 in Peoria, Illinois, to assist with a traffic stop.
When the lieutenant arrived at the scene, he allegedly began firing at fleeing motorists in the area, including a woman who was driving a white Mercedes sedan.
At least six people were shot in the attack, including one man who died at the hospital, officials said.