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Man flees after downstate shootout

Posted by wlpo on May 8, 2016

A man, possibly wounded last night downstate, is being sought for the attempted murder of a police officer. Illinois State Police said Sunday that 35-year old Dracy “Clint” Pendleton and a Mahomet police officer exchanged gunfire about 10:45pm Saturday night. The officer was hit in the arm, but Pendleton is also believed to be wounded and may seek medical attention.

Pendleton is described as a white male, 35 years old, 5’ 10”, 155 lbs, blue eyes and blonde hair. He may be carrying an AK-47 and driving a stolen 2007 white GMC Pick-up truck with the license number 16 55 33 B.  The Champaign County States Attorney has issued an arrest warrant for Pendleton for the attempted murder of a police officer. If you think you’ve seen this man, you’re asked to call 217- 384- TIPS or visit 373 tips.com.  You don’t have to give your name.

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