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Man Facing Gun-related Charges in Early Tuesday Morning Shooting in Harrisburg

Photo: Harrisburg Police Department Facebook page

HARRISBURG – A reported shooting early Tuesday morning in Harrisburg ended up with a man being arrested on gun-related charges.

The Harrisburg Police Department posted on Facebook that at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, Saline County Central Dispatch began receiving 911 calls reporting shots being fired near South Land Street and South Hobson Street. As patrol units were responding to the area, Saline County Central Dispatch received another 911 call from a woman saying a male friend of hers had been shot.

Officers arrived in the area and located a 37-year-old man at the intersection of Barnett Street and Land Street who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers began life saving measures while waiting for Deaconess EMS to arrive. The man was taken to Harrisburg Medical Center and subsequently flown to an Evansville, Indiana hospital. 

During the course of the investigation, officers identified Tyler J. Farmer as a suspect in the shooting. At 3:22 a.m. officers located Farmer and placed him under arrest. Farmer was informally charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Formal charges are pending. Farmer is being held at the Saline County Detention Center.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police and Deaconess EMS assisted Harrisburg Police in the incident.