August 24, 2012

One Dead, 2 Hurt, in Terre Haute Shooting

Police say one person was killed and two others were wounded when an Indiana State University student fired shots in a parking lot of the Terre Haute campus.

Police say 21-year-old William Mallory opened fire about 3 a.m. Friday following a disagreement in a bar across the street from the parking lot. Police say Mallory is in custody after surrendering to officers in the Indianapolis area.

Terre Haute assistant police chief Shawn Keen tells The Tribune-Star ( ) that 24-year-old Dustin Kelly of Terre Haute was fatally shot. Two other Terre Haute men were wounded in the shooting.

Keen says it appears that words were exchanged inside the Ballyhoo Tavern and that disagreement continued out to the parking lot with the shootings about an hour later.

August 21, 2012

McLean Co. State's Attorney Takes Aim at Gun Laws

The McLean County state's attorney is halting enforcement of Illinois gun laws that he considers unconstitutional.

Ron Dozier says state law makes criminals out of people who simply carry weapons in the wrong place or the wrong type of container. Dozier says he refuses to ``punish decent, otherwise law-abiding citizens'' who exercise their Second Amendment rights.

He tells WJBC radio that someone who legally carries a rifle in a gun rack in Missouri shouldn't be charged with a felony just for driving across the state line.

But the county sheriff tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph his officers will continue to make arrests when they see violations.

Dozier is the interim state's attorney and leaves office later this year.

August 17, 2012

Warrants Issued for July 4th Shooting Suspects

Champaign Police say arrest warrants have been issued for two men in connection with a July 4th shooting death on the city's northwest side.

Both 19-year old Treshaun Jake and 20-year old Anthony Meads of Champaign are currently in custody in Vermilion County on unrelated charges.  

On July 4th at about 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Cruising Lane, and found 20-year old Desirae Austin suffering from a single gunshot wound.  She later died at Carle Foundation Hospital. 

Police took Jake and Meads into custody that night for questioning.  Meads was arrested on a weapons charge, and Jake was released after providing police with a statement.

Champaign Police say bail is listed for each man at $1-million. 

The police department urges anyone with additional information about this incident to contact Champaign Police or Crimestoppers.

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