MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he exchanged gunfire while attempting to flee police early Wednesday morning.
Preliminary investigative details indicated a Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) officer responded at approximately 2:43am to an armed robbery call at the Huck’s gas station on the corner of S. 10th Street & Veterans Memorial Drive. The officer encountered an individual matching the description of the suspect involved with the armed robbery call.
As the officer approached 55-year-old Fredrick Goss, he fled on foot initiating a foot pursuit. During the chase, gunfire that was exchanged between the two, struck Goss causing the non-life threatening injuries.
The MVPD officer was uninjured. A firearm was recovered at the scene along with evidence relating to the armed robbery.
Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 7 Investigations was requested by the MVPD to lead the open and ongoing investigation.