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Three Charged in Last Week’s Shooting in Mound City

MOUND CITY – Three Mound City men have been charged in connection with a shooting last week in Mound City.

According to Illinois State Police, the Pulaski County State’s Attorney’s office Thursday charged 24-year-old Kendall L.D. Mcelmurry with Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer – a Class 2 Felony, Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer –a Class 4 Felony, Obstructing Justice – a Class 4 Felony and Resisting a Peace Officer- a Class A Misdemeanor.  

Twenty-six-year-old Demarko K. Ransom has been charged with Obstructing Justice in Furtherance of Gang Activity – a Class 3 felony, Obstructing Justice – a Class 4 felony, Obstructing a Peace Officer – a Class A misdemeanor and Resisting a Peace Officer – a Class A misdemeanor.  

Twenty-one-year-old Andre L. Mcelmurry has been charged with Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer- a Class 2 felony and Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer – a Class 4 felony.  

These charges resulted from an incident that occurred late Tuesday night, May 18 where the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 was requested by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department to lead the investigation into a shooting which had occurred in the 700 block of Pearl Street in Mound City involving a Pulaski County deputy. 

Bond for Kendall L.D. Mcelmurry on the above charges was set at $100,000, 10% to apply.  Bond for Demarko K. Ransom on the above charges was set at $50,000, 10% to apply. Bond for Andre L. Mcelmurry on the above charges was set at $100,000, 10% to apply. All three have posted bond and been released. 

The incident was 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 542-2171, extension 1207.  The investigation is open and on-going and no further information will be disseminated at this time.