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Brett Foster, 30

Brett Foster, 30

MOUNT OLIVE, IL (KTVI)-A Macoupin County Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who pointed a gun at the deputy late Thursday night in Mount Olive, IL. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to a home on Route 138 for a “well-being check” on an elderly woman who lived there around 9:00pm.

When deputies arrived around 9:30pm, a man came to the door with a rifle. The officers identified themselves as Macoupin County Deputies, but the man, identified as 30-year-old Brett Foster, came out of the house with the rifle and pointed it at one of the deputies. He then refused the deputies’ orders to drop the rifle.

The other deputy then shot the Foster, who was then rushed to a hospital for treatment. His wounds are non-life threatening. Neither deputies were hurt.

On Friday, Foster was charged with Aggravated Assault by the Macoupin County State’s Attorney Office and is being held at the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department.