BELLEVILLE, IL – Fourth of July celebrations are somber for some in Belleville Tuesday after a stand-off led to a deadly police involved shooting. The incident happened at 623 South 20th Street around noon, when Belleville police say 39-year-old Donald Martin started shooting a shotgun in the air. Police arrived shortly thereafter, and Martin fired several shots at officers.
A tactical unit was dispatched to the scene as a negotiator tried to get Martin to surrender.
Officers from the tactical unit were fired upon by Martin, and they returned fire striking Martin.
Martin was transported to a local hospital, but later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The incident is being investigated by the Illinois State Police.