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DECATUR, Illinois (CBS46) -- Decatur Police in Illinois arrested a man Thursday in connection with the shooting of an officer.

23-year-old Joseph L. Williams faces a slew of charges stemming from his alleged shooting of a Decatur Police Officer.

The charges against Williams include Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer, Possession of a Machine Gun by a Felon, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Resisting a Peace Officer, and Obstructing Justice.

The incident occurred on Jan. 8 around 2:39 a.m. when a Decatur Police Officer made a traffic stop after observing multiple violations. After stopping near the 900 block of East Clay, the driver fled on foot.

As the officer gave pursuit, the fleeing man reportedly fired a single gunshot, striking the officer.

The wounded officer provided information on the alleged shooter's location until additional officers arrived. The officer was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries to their face and shoulder.

Authorities confirm that Williams was booked into the Macon County Jail.

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