East Moline man allegedly fires handgun then uses it to hit victim in the head

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EAST MOLINE, Illinois — An East Moline man led police on a foot chase after he reportedly shot at someone and then used the gun to hit that same person in the head.

The person who was shot at and hit in the head called to report the incident around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016, according to a statement from the East Moline Police Department.  It reportedly happened in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue.

Police indicated that the two knew each other.

The suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Dalvent Jackson, had left the area and run to an apartment nearby, police said. When officers found Jackson, they tried to detain him, but he took off on foot, leading officers on a chase one street over, to the 1000 block of 16th Avenue.

Authorities were able to get Jackson into custody, with the assistance of a Moline Police Officer, who had been called to help, according to the statement.

Detectives searched an apartment in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue, and found "a small frame black handgun," the statement said.  "The handgun was loaded with blank ammunition."

Jackson was held in the Rock Island County Jail on $50,000 bond, and faced charges including aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and resisting a peace officer, according to police.

Police said there were no injuries reported in the shots fired incident.



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