5 people in custody after man killed, 4-hour standoff

EAST MOLINE, Illinois - UPDATE: RI County coroner Brian Gustafson tells Local 4 News a 52-year-old man from Cordova was pronounced dead this morning at Illini Hospital in Silvis.  

An autopsy on the victim is scheduled for tomorrow. 

East Moline Police, the Illinois State Patrol, the Illinois Department of Criminal Investigation and the Rock Island County Coroner’s office is calling this an open and active investigation.  We will have more as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call police at 309-797-0402 or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

EARLIER UPDATE

 A more than four-hour standoff has ended with five people in custody after a man was shot in East Moline on Tuesday morning.

Police said witnesses reported someone ran from the scene of the shooting near 15th Avenue and 3rd Street. 

K-9 dogs tracked the runner to a house near Kennedy Drive and 15th Avenue.

Five people came out of the house during the standoff -- four men and one woman.

Police do not know if anyone else was in the house, but at this time the house has been cleared and police believe the public is safe.

No weapon has been recovered.

We'll have more from police on Local 4 News at 6.

EARLIER UPDATE

Police are clearing the scene and have called a media briefing.

EARLIER UPDATE

One man has surrendered to police.

EARLIER REPORT

A standoff is ongoing after one person was shot in East Moline on Tuesday.

Police confirmed to Local 4 News that one person was shot this morning.

Police responded to a call of gunfire near 15th Avenue and 3rd Street in East Moline before Noon.

Police are outside a house near Kennedy Drive and 15th Avenue, directing someone to come out.

Police said that there is not a direct threat to the public at this time, but that people should avoid the area.

Hillcrest Elementary is holding approximately 40 students from bus routes in the affected area of police activity at Kennedy Drive and 15th Avenue.  

Parents can respond to the school directly to pick the students up or call Hillcrest Elementary at 309-755-7621. East Moline School District #37 is holding students from being dropped off in the area to ensure complete student safety. 

Our Lady of Grace at 602 17th Avenue locked down their students. They were contacting parents when we contacted the school around 3.

IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union 351 17th Avenue tells Local 4 News they closed their doors for the rest of the day after learning of the incident for the safety of their customers and employees.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates.

 


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