Trooper and Suspect Both Hit By Gunfire in Clarence

A State Highway Patrol trooper and a suspect both suffered non-life threatening injuries following an exchange of gunfire near Clarence Wednesday night. The State Highway Patrol says the suspect had fled from the Adams County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department and the Quincy Police. The State Highway Patrol spotted the vehicle on Highway 36 west of Hannibal around 8:15, and it was chased to the Highway 151 exit at Clarence. The man got out of his vehicle and fired a rifle at troopers, who returned fire and struck him.