HARRISBURG, ILL. – On January 28, 2018 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Saline County Central Dispatch received several calls, reference shots being fired in the area of Feazel Street and Longley Street in Harrisburg. While officers were responding to the call, additional calls were received about two vehicles driving erratic and occupants shooting at each other from the vehicles.
Officers stopped one of the vehicles at the intersection of Poplar Street and Capitol Street, where three occupants were detained for questioning. Another cal to the dispatch center referenced a house in the 1300 block of South Delmar St being hit with a bullet from one of the bullets coming from one of the cars involved.
Officers charged Ramonte S. Scott, 24, of Harrisburg, with Obstructing Justice, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and a Parole Warrant. He remains in the Saline County Detention Center.
Further investigation led to the arrest of Rodney D. Weems, 31, of Harrisburg and charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He remains in the Saline County Detention Center.
A firearm was also recovered during the investigation and found to be stolen from Saline County.
Harrisburg Police Department was assisted by the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Carrier Mills Police Department, Eldorado Police Department, Illinois State Police and the Marion Police Department.
Additional charges are pending.
The Harrisburg Police Department extends a thanks to the public for providing information, evidence and video footage of this incident.