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Police: Man fired gun near Moline patrol officer

[Updated at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4]

According to the Moline Police Department, shortly after 2:45 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013, an officer saw a man shoot a handgun on 12th Ave. in Moline. The officer then chased the man to an apartment building.

Police said that officers and detectives surrounded the apartment complex and evacuated its residents. After all residents were evacuated, one person was taken into custody.

Police said the shooting suspect had a self-inflicted bullet wound on his right leg.

Officers recovered a revolver that was used by the man.

[Original story published on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:28 p.m.]

It took police about a half hour to find a man they say fired a gun near a Moline patrol officer.

The officer was reportedly in the area of 12th avenue and 14th Street when he turned a corner and made eye contact with a man who allegedly looked right at the officer and fired a single gunshot into the air.

The suspect then reportedly ran on foot.

Police closed 12th Avenue between 14th and 16th streets as they searched for the suspect.  A K-9 from Silvis was called to assist with the search.

About a half-hour after the search began, police said they found their suspect.  The streets were reopened just before 3:30 p.m.


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