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Manhunt underway for man who exchanged shots with police officer

Posted by wlpo on May 9, 2016

The most wanted man in Illinois may be 35-year-old Dracy “Clint” Pendleton.

Pendleton is being tracked down after exchanging gunfire Saturday night with a Mahomet police officer near Champaign. The officer took a gunshot to his arm while Pendleton may have also been shot.

Pendleton is said to be white, 5’10”, 155 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. He could be driving a stolen 2007 GMC pickup truck with Illinois registration. Troopers think he could be carrying an AK-47. He’s wanted for attempted murder of a police officer.

Sadly, a 26-year-old woman is dead after she got into a crash Saturday night with a state trooper in Decatur. Kelley Wilson from Decatur was pronounced dead Sunday morning at Decatur Memorial Hospital. The trooper who was rushing to the call of Pendleton and the Mahomet officer exchanging shots at the time of the crash.

The trooper’s name and condition have not yet been released.

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