According to Illinois State Police, around 10 p.m. ISP Division of Criminal Investigation Zone & was requested by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a shooting that happened in the 700 block of Pearl Street in Mound City.
In the wake of a fire at the home, earlier in the evening, a Pulaski County deputy was conducting an investigation at the scene. A brief physical altercation with several individuals and the deputy happened when they attempted to obstruct the investigation. The deputy eventually detained a female, placing her in the back seat of his squad car.
While the deputy was taking a second individual into custody, an unknown suspect shot in the direction of the deputy. The female detained in the back seat of the squad car was struck by gunfire. She was transported to a regional hospital for treatment and released. The deputy and the second suspect he was taking into custody were not hurt in the incident.
If anyone has any information on the events that occurred, contact the ISP DCI – Zone 7 at 542-2171, extension 1207.