Inmate fatally shot after attacking deputy at Ill. courthouse

The incident was contained to an isolated area


By C1 Staff

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. – An inmate died over the weekend after being shot by a deputy he attacked inside a courthouse.

According to WAND, inmate Daryl L. Perkins, 55, stabbed a deputy in the face multiple times Friday as the deputy opened Perkins’ cell door to move him between holding cells.

Daryl L. Perkins. (Photo/Illinois DOC)
Daryl L. Perkins. (Photo/Illinois DOC)

The deputy, a veteran LEO with over 10 years of service, then shot Perkins.

The News-Gazette reports Perkins had a long and violent criminal history.

The incident was contained to an isolated area and didn’t interrupt court proceedings for the remainder of the day.

The deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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