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Man shot by police during Morrison home search dies in hospital

48-year-old Aaron Linke was declared brain dead on Oct. 22, then pulled off of life support days after he was shot by an Illinois State Police officer.

MORRISON, Ill. — A man who was shot by police during the execution of a search warrant at a Morrison home died in the hospital, according to the Illinois State Police.

48-year-old Aaron Linke, the subject of the warrant, was taken to the hospital after the shooting on Friday, Oct. 21, where he was declared brain dead the next day. He was pulled off of life support and pronounced deceased on Oct. 25.

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Linke was shot by police after the officers heard gunshots during the search of his home on a warrant for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of contraband in a penal institution.

During the search, police found a woman who had already been struck by gunfire. She has not been identified due to her status as a witness, and officials did not release information on her condition.

Special Agents of the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation are continuing to investigate the incident. ISP is currently processing evidence and conducting interviews to present to the Whiteside County State’s Attorney's Office. 

No further information is currently available. The release of bodycam footage is still pending.

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