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Jefferson County Coroner Releases Identity of Man Shot and Killed at Mt. Vernon Bar

Jaquez Gardner (Photo: IDOC)

MT. VERNON – Officials have released the identity of a 34-year-old Mt. Vernon man shot and killed Sunday morning at a Mt. Vernon bar.

According to Jefferson County Coroner Roger Hayse, Jamarco Foulks was shot multiple times at the Corner Tavern at 19th and Perkins in Mt. Vernon.

Hayse says an autopsy conducted on Monday showed Foulks died from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and extremities. Foulks was initially treated at the scene of the shooting before being transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Mt. Vernon Police continue to search for a 29-year-old Jaquez Gardner of Woodlawn in connection with the shooting.

Gardner is wanted for first-degree murder and being an armed habitual criminal in connection with the shooting death.

According to Police Chief Trent Page, a warrant has been issued for Gardner’s arrest. Gardner was on parole for a November 2019 conviction on a Class X felony offense of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Anyone with information on Gardner’s whereabouts are asked to contact Mt. Vernon Police at 242-2727.