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McCracken County Sheriff: armed, dangerous man arrested in IL

McCracken County Sheriff arrest armed, dangerous man in IL (Shawn Sutton (Source - McCracken County Sheriff's Department)).jpg
McCracken County Sheriff arrest armed, dangerous man in IL (Shawn Sutton (Source - McCracken County Sheriff's Department))

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (Heartland News at 9) - According to McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden, the suspect in a McCracken County shooting has been taken into custody in Illinois.

Around 2 p.m., 42-year-old Shawn K Sutton was arrested on US Highway 45 North and IL Hwy. 169 West in southern Illinois by Illinois State Police.

Hayden said more information is forthcoming.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was requesting the public’s assistance in locating the man.

On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Gordan Drive in the Kevil area of McCracken County.

When deputies arrived they found a man that had suffered a gunshot wound. A person of interest was quickly developed as the investigation began.

Sutton has ties to Illinois, Kansas, and locally.

It should be noted that this is a domestic violence-related shooting and not a random act of violence.

This is an ongoing investigation.