UPDATE 6/13/18:
OFFICER INVOLVED: DEPUTY FRANKLIN WADE
Suspect Arrested: Alex T. Cady, age 29, of Preemption. Cady is being charged with 2 counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Armed Violence and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Suspect that was injured: Donovan C. Smith, age 28, of Sherrard. Charges are pending at this time.

During the evening hours of 6/12/18, Mercer County Deputies were conducting an investigation involving illegal firearms and drugs in the rural Viola area. During the course of this investigation there was an officer involved shooting. The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Trinity West Hospital in Rock Island by AMT ambulance. Another subject was taken into custody and was transported ot the Mercer County Jail. Both subjects are facing multiple charges including felon in possession of a weapon, possession of stolen firearms, Possession of Methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The officer involved shooting is beinginvestigated by the Mercer/Henry County Major crime task force. This is an ongoing investigation and all names are being withheld pending the investigation. Mercer County Deputies were also assisted by both New Windsor and Viola first responders.  

UPDATE 6/13/18:
OFFICER INVOLVED: DEPUTY FRANKLIN WADE
Suspect Arrested: Alex T. Cady, age 29, of Preemption. Cady is being charged with 2 counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Armed Violence and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Suspect that was injured: Donovan C. Smith, age 28, of Sherrard. Charges are pending at this time.

ANY CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION. THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.