Armed Suspect Wanted in Shooting of Police Officer

Police in Illinois are searching for a 35-year-old male in connection with the shooting of a Mahomet, IL police officer over the weekend.

On May 7, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., a Mahomet Police Officer was involved in a shooting with Dracy “Clint” Pendleton, 35. The Officer and Pendleton exchanged gunfire and Pendleton fled the scene. The officer was shot in the arm and it is believed Pendleton received wounds (possibly a gunshot) during the confrontation, but it is unknown to what degree. Pendleton may seek treatment for his injuries at a medical facility. Pendleton is believed to be armed with an AK-47.

The Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Pendleton for the charge of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer. Pendleton is described as a White, male, 35 years old, 5’10”, 155 lbs, with blue eyes and blonde hair.  Pendleton’s bond is set at $5 million dollars.

Pendleton has possibly stolen a 2007 white GMC pick-up truck bearing Illinois registration number 165533B.

Pendleton may also face charges related to the death of a 26-year-old Decatur woman who was killed when she was involved in an accident with a law enforcement vehicle that was responding to the shooting incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 217-384-TIPS, or by visiting www.373tips.com you do not have to give your name.

(The above is a reprint – with addition of the Decatur crash information – of a press release provided by the Illinois State Police.)

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