IL man accused of trying to take trooper's gun during traffic st - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

IL man accused of trying to take trooper's gun during traffic stop

Posted: Updated:
Cedric Moore. (Source: Wayne County Jail) Cedric Moore. (Source: Wayne County Jail)

A Fairview Heights, Illinois man was arrested on Tuesday. He's accused of trying to take a state trooper's gun during a traffic stop. 

It happened on Interstate 64 in rural Wayne County.

The sheriff's office tells 14 News that Illinois State Trooper Adam Zimmerman of McLeansboro fired his weapon in self-defense after 27-year-old Cedric Moore tried to disarm him during a struggle.

Authorities say no one was hit.  

Moore faces a charge of attempting to disarm a police officer. No word on why Moore was pulled over.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow