Five shots heard near South and Academy streets early Sunday morning

Talbot Fisher
Special to The Register-Mail

GALESBURG — At 3:07 a.m. Sunday, an officer in the area of South and Academy streets heard five gunshots coming from the west of his location.

Investigating, he followed two vehicles leaving the area of South and Berrien streets, eventually stopping and talking to the occupants of one of the vehicles. One of the occupants also claimed to have heard the gunshots, and another was found to have a valid Knox County failure to appear warrant for a domestic violence case. The 24-year-old Galesburg man was arrested at the scene. 

Meanwhile, officers investigated the area where the shots were heard. Two witnesses also heard five shots and saw the vehicles leaving the scene.  

No damage was found, but officers did find five 9mm luger casings in the road in the 1000 block of West Berrien Street. 

The incident remains under investigation.