Man identified in deadly shooting near Brookport

SUNDAY UPDATE: ISP identified the person who was shot and killed as Donny Max Daugherty, 36, of Clifton, Tennessee.  ISP says he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for a probation violation pertaining to a charge of possession of a weapon and an aggravated assault warrant through the Nashville, Tennessee Police Department.

Daugherty was known to have violent tendencies and had prior arrests for aggravated assault and weapons violations.

ORIGINAL STORY:  An Illinois State Police trooper shot and killed a person early Saturday morning.

ISP says an armed suspect entered a home in Metropolis Friday afternoon and assaulted someone.  They say the suspect, who has not been identified, left the area on a motorcycle and was pursued by local police and escaped after abandoning the motorcycle in rural Massac County.  

On Saturday morning, a homeowner saw a person, possibly carrying a handgun, in a neighbor’s yard and reported hearing three to four gunshots. A Massac County deputy and a Metropolis police officer arrived on scene and attempted to locate the suspect.  ISP says officers went toward the suspect’s last known direction of travel. The officers heard a gunshot close to their location while searching the area, but did not find anyone.

Illinois State Police was called around 6:15am.  ISP says an additional shot was fired as an inner perimeter was being established. ISP sent additional patrol units to reinforce the perimeter. ISP Air Operations and ISP SWAT also responded to the scene. 

At approximately 9:21 a.m., an ISP trooper on the perimeter encountered the armed suspect. Shots were fired and the suspect was shot and killed.  The suspect’s weapon was recovered at the scene.

There were no injuries to any of the officers involved in this incident.  

The shooting is under investigation by the Illinois State Police, Illinois Conservation Police, Massac County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshalls, and the Metropolis Police Department. 

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