Park Forest officer shot last week has traumatic brain injury

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Tim Jones, of the Park Forest Police Department, was shot March 19, 2016 while investigating a break-in.

PARK FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- A suburban Park Forest police officer who shot last weekend has a traumatic brain injury, his fellow officers said.

Officer Tim Jones was shot three times in the jaw and neck on March 19 while responding to a break-in.

His fellow officers said he's showing an incredible will to survive, and thank the public for their support.

People have donated more than $40,000 toward Jones' medical costs and others have been dropping off gifts at the hospital.

Jones, 24, who has been on the Park Forest police department for less than a year, is the son of William Jones, the police chief in south suburban Country Club Hills

The man accused of shooting Jones was killed in an exchange of gunfire. He was identified as Thurman Reynolds, 21, of Park Forest.