Suspect Still At Large After Shooting Granite City Officer

GRANITE CITY – A man was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and one count of unlawful use or possession of a weapon by a felon in relation of the Granite City officer being shot.

The suspect was identified as Donald J. Friese. He remains on the run. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night in an ally at Delmar Ave and 25th Street.

Two officers originally responded to a disturbance in the 2400 block of Delmar. As officers made contact with the individual, The suspect fired multiple shots at the officers hitting one in the arm. The officer will be ok and is at home resting.

The officers returned fire and the suspect ran off. Durning a press conference Wednesday Granite City Police Chief Nick Novacich said he believed the suspect was shot when officers returned fire.

Novacich said that he believed the other officer saved his partner’s life. The officer applied a tourniquet to the officer’s arm and got him to safety.

It is unclear where Donald Friese is right now.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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