VIOLA, Ill. (KWQC) - UDPATE 8/10: The Mercer County Sheriff David Staley and the Mercer County States Attorney Meeghan Lee will be holding a joint press conference on Friday, August 10. The press conference will be held to release results following an officer-involved shooting on Juen 12.
The press conference will be at 10 a.m. on Friday. TV-6 plans to attend and will update this story as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Alex T Cady, 29, of Presumption has been charged with Felon in possession of a firearm, armed violence, and Possession of a stolen firearm.
The victim was identified as Donovan C. Smith, 28, of Sherrard. Charges are pending for Smith.
ORIGINAL: The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in Viola.
Mercer County deputies were conducting an investigation that involved illegal firearms and drugs in the rural Viola area. A press release states that during the "evening hours" of Tuesday evening there was an officer-involved shooting.
The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Trinity West Hospital in Rock Island. One person was taken into custody and was transported to the Mercer County Jail. Police say both of them 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 in the shooting is being investigated by the Mercer / Henry County Major crime task force.
TV-6 reached out to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and we were told the only available information is what is provided above.
This is an ongoing investigation and all names are being withheld pending the investigation.
Mercer County deputies were assisted by New Windsor and Viola fire responders.