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Multiple suspects charged in Mound City shooting

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MOUND CITY (WSIL) -- Multiple people have been charged in connected to a shooting in Mound City.

On Thursday, May 20, the Office of Pulaski County State's Attorney Lisa Casper charged Kendall L.D. Mcelmurry, 24 of Mound city, with Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer (Class 2 Felony), Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer (Class 4 Felony), Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), and Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor).

Casper also charged Demarko K. Ransom, 26 of Mound City, with Obstructing Justice in Furtherance of Gang Activity (Class 3 Felony), Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), Obstructing a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor), Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor).

And Andre L. Mcelmurry, 21 of Mound City, is being charged with Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer (Class 2 Felony) and Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer (Class 4 Felony).  

All three have posted bond and been released. 

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On Tuesday, May 18, around 10 p.m., ISP was requested by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department to investigate a shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Pearl Street.

RELATED:Illinois State Police investigating Mound City shooting

In the wake of a fire at a home earlier in the evening, a Pulaski County deputy was at the scene investigating. ISP says a brief physical altercation with several people and the deputy took place when they attempted to obstruct the investigation.

The deputy eventually detained a woman and placed her in the back seat of his squad car. While the deputy was taking a second person into custody, an unknown suspect shot in the deputy's direction.

The woman detained in the squad car was struck by the gunfire. She was taken to a regional hospital for treatment and released. The deputy and the second suspect he was taking into custody were uninjured.

The investigation is open and on-going.

The incident is being jointly investigated by the ISP DCI – Zone 7, ISP District 22 Patrol, Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

If anyone has any information on the events that occurred, they can contact the ISP DCI - Zone 7 at 618-542-2171, extension 1207.

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