Henderson County man shot in the face, then charged with attempted murder

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A Henderson County, Illinois man faces criminal charges, after he allegedly used a pistol to threaten another man who then shot him with a shotgun.

Deputies were called to the Hopper area of Stronghurst Township to investigate a reported shooting at a home just after 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014.

Investigators said they determined 53-year-old Elliot Sherdahl had gone to the Carman, Illinois home of 72-year-old Jack Taylor, where Sherdahl then allegedly drew a loaded pistol.

“Mr. Taylor then shot Mr. Sherdahl with a shotgun,” said a statement from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.  “Mr. Sherdahl sustained injuries to his hand and face.”

Sherdahl was taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital, and later flown by helicopter ambulance to a hospital in Iowa City.

The sheriff’s office statement said Sherdahl was charged with attempted murder and unlawful aggravated use of a weapon.


  • Val

    My heart goes out to these families. I know them, doesn’t sound good. Barb my heart goes out to you. You have been thru enough. God Bless you at this time.

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