Tyler Timmins

Madison County prosecutors charged a Highland man Wednesday with shooting and killing a police officer outside of a gas station in Pontoon Beach. Illinois State Police said Officer Tyler Timmins was shot in the neck as he approached a red Toyota truck he believed to be stolen around 8 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Speedway at Highway 111 and Chain of Rocks Road. Timmins was rushed to a hospital in Granite City with life-threatening injuries, then transferred to SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital, where he died. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Scott Hyden, 31, with two counts of first-degree murder and multiple weapons charges, including possession of a stolen weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was also charged with possessing a stolen vehicle.

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Oct. 27, 2021




36 years old




Illinois Route 111 and Chain of Rocks Road,
Pontoon Beach,
Madison County