Arrests Made in Overnight IL Shooting
By WestKyStar Staff
METROPOLIS, IL - Metropolis Police have already made a number of arrests and say that more are possible as they investigate an overnight shooting that injured two people Friday.
The incident occurred in the 1200 block of Ferry Street just after midnight when callers reported the shooting.
Officer arrived to find that 34-year-old Josh Carper and 21-year-old Angela Fike, both of Metropolis, had been struck by shotgun pellets. The two were taken to Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah with non life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary information led officers to search for a light-colored van that reportedly left the scene after the shooting.
An investigation led police to take into custody 31-year-old Troy Simelton of Metropolis, charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with a firearm, and mob action.
Also arrested, 28-year-old Jeremy Simelton, also of Metropolis. He faces the same charges, in addition to obstructing justice.
Thirty-two-year-old Katrina Hill of Cairo and 28-year-old Brandy Williamson of Metropolis are charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, mob action, and obstructing justice.
Chief Harry Masse says additional arrests and charges are anticipated as the investigation is still underway.