Video captures moments before ISP trooper shot in Springfield, takedown of suspected gunman

Cristobal Santana believed to be suspect in Chicago shooting death of CPS special education teacher Adrianna Lopez

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Video shows moments before ISP trooper shot, takedown of suspect
Cristobal Santana allegedly shot Illinois State Police trooper Dakotah Chapman-Green during a traffic stop in Springfield, IL.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- The Illinois State trooper who was shot during a traffic stop in Springfield last week is still in the hospital.

Authorities released new video on Tuesday, showing the moments leading up to the shooting.

Police said it shows the suspect, 37-year-old Cristobal Santana, of Chicago, pulling out a gun and firing 10 shots at trooper Dakotah Chapman-Green.

Investigators said Santana then severely beat the trooper with the gun and took off. He was arrested a couple hours later and has been charged with attempted murder.

Surveillance video shows the take down. Santana was hit by a police vehicle. ABC7 froze the video before the impact.

Chapman-Green was shot several times, but is expected to recover. On Tuesday, his mom thanked everyone for their support.

Illinois State Police gave an update Tuesday after a trooper was shot and injured. His family is speaking out.

Santana also remains in the hospital. He's believed to be a suspect in the murder of special education teacher Adrianna Lopez in Chicago, according to that victim's family.