Man charged with murder following fatal shooting in East Moline

Published: Mar. 26, 2023 at 3:55 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - A man was arrested after police say he shot and killed a man in East Moline.

East Moline Police responded about 5:07 a.m. Sunday for a report of gunfire near 15th Avenue in East Moline, according to a media release.

Officers said they found an injured man outside of a home. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead due to an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers said they were told the suspect may have entered a home on 15th Avenue. They then set up a perimeter around the home and attempted to call the suspect out of the house.

Around 9:30 a.m., the man was seen fleeing the home on 15th Avenue on foot and was taken into custody without incident on 16th Avenue, police said.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Zaccheus Hayes, according to police. He was later taken to the Rock Island County Jail on first-degree murder charges. No bond has been set at this time.

His first appearance in court is set for March 27.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing by the East Moline Police Department. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the East Moline Police Department Investigations Division at 309-752-1547, CrimeStoppers at 309-762-9500, or utilize the CrimeStoppers P3 App.