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(Source: The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan)

CARBONDALE, IL (KTVI) – The Carbondale police officer wounded in the line of duty earlier this week has been released from the hospital.

According to the Carbondale Police Department, Officer Trey Harris will require additional medical treatment going forward, but he is expected to recover while at home.

Harris, 26, has been with the department for three years and three months.

Harris was shot just before midnight Sunday in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street while on patrol with another officer. The two officers were responding to calls of gunshots being fired in the area when they encountered the suspect vehicle and began to pursue.

Somebody in the suspect vehicle fired at the police vehicle, striking Officer Harris.

Harris was taken to a Carbondale-area hospital before being brought to St. Louis for additional treatment.

Carbondale is located about 95 miles southeast of St. Louis.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The department stressed the family has not authorized any fundraising accounts on Officer Harris’ behalf, online or otherwise. However, anyone who does want to donate money to Harris can do so by bringing a check or money order (payable to the “CPD Injured Officers Fund”) to the Carbondale Public Safety Building. The checks and money orders can also be mailed to:

City of Carbondale Police Department
501 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

The police department has said it will hold the money in escrow and will give the money to Officer Harris directly or to an official fundraising account if one is established.