EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Police are searching for a man they say was responsible for a shooting that left one person injured.
According to a statement from the East Moline Police Department, Khalil R. Johnson, age 24, is wanted in connection with the shooting that happened in an East Moline neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 2.
On Tuesday, an arrest warrant was issued by the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office. Johnson is wanted on a warrant for aggravated battery / discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Police were called to the 2100 block of 9th Avenue for a person who had been shot multiple times. The injured person underwent surgery at a local hospital and is now listed in stable condition.
A crime scene was located about 1/3 of a mile away, in the 1500 block of 9th Avenue, where police said they found multiple shell casings.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the East Moline Police Department of Investigations Division at 309-752-1547. Police said Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him, and instead call police immediately if you know of his whereabouts.
Days earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the same area. Police confirmed these incidents were not related though.