Dracy "Clint" Pendleton- Illinois- 2016 (DECEASED) May 8, 2016 18:05:27 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 8, 2016 18:05:27 GMT -5
(above photo credit: wqad.com via Illinois State Police)
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Illinois State Police are searching for a man who shot a police officer and is on the run.
The department says Dracy “Clint” Pendleton, 35, shot a Mahomet police officer in the arm around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Champaign, Illinois. They believe Pendleton was shot by an officer but aren’t sure where he was shot – or how bad the injury is.
Pendleton is believed to be armed with an AK-47 and has possibly stolen a 2007 white GMC pick up truck with an Illinois registration number of 165533B.
A warrant for his arrest has been issued for attempted murder of a police officer.
Pendleton is described as a white male standing 5’10” and weighing 155 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call 217-384-TIPS or visit www.373tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous.
While in pursuit, an officer crashed into another vehicle, killing a 26-year-old woman.
Thoughts? According to other media reports, the police officer who was shot has been identified as Officer Jeremy Scharlow, who had stopped Pendelton for a minor traffic violation. I'm glad he's recovering, although this is still a tragic day that a woman was killed. When Officers chase suspects, probably the one thing they fear most (besides getting shot) is the potential for innocent civilians to get killed, so my thoughts go out to her family and the Officer who must be heartbroken and devastated that he accidentally killed a civilian. Not trying to speculate, but in some cases the suspect could also be charged with murder if someone is killed as a result of police chasing them: www.wandtv.com/story/31920000/developing-mahomet-officer-named-resting-at-home-suspect-still-at-large
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