Quincy man sentenced to prison after shooting at police during chase

A Quincy man who shot at police and led officers on a chase across Bayview Bridge was sentenced to prison time Monday.

Court records show that Gaven Steele, 23, pleaded guilty to two charges, aggravated discharge of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. All other charges, which included attempted murder and aggravated fleeing to elude, were dismissed.

Records show that Steele was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections for aggravated discharge of a firearm consecutive to 5 years in the Department of Corrections for felon in possession of a weapon. He received credit for 155 days served.

On August 22, 2018 Quincy police said they were called to 922 North 11th Street around 1 a.m. where Steele had been arguing with another person. Officers said Steele left, but they saw him come back around 3 a.m. and shot at the home.

Officers said that Steele took off and a car chase began.

At one point, authorities said he shot at officers on the Bayview Bridge. The chase ended when an Adams County Sheriff’s car rammed Steele’s vehicle at 3rd and Hampshire streets.

The investigation shut down the bridge for almost two hours while police collected evidence.

Police said they were fortunate nobody was hurt and they were able to catch Steele.

Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss is the Assignment Editor at WGEM.

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