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Three arrested following reported shootout in Quincy

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(L-R) Henry Blackwell, Tywone Mitchell, Tynell Washington,

QUINCY (WGEM) -- Police have released information about a reported shootout on Sunday night in Quincy.

Officers were called to the area of 3rd and Spruce around 10:19 p.m. after a reported shots fired call.

When they arrived, police said they found 18 shell casings in the area.

Officers said witness interviews stated that a suspect vehicle had been shooting at another vehicle and fled the scene.

Quincy Police, Adams County Sheriff's Office, and Illinois State Police then executed a search warrant about 45 minutes later at a residence in the 1300 block of N. 12th Street.

Prior to the execution, officers saw a vehicle that matched the description of the shooting suspect vehicle arrive at the residence.

Police said several people got out of the vehicle and entered the residence prior to the search warrant being executed.

When conducting the search warrant, officers located three handguns and an additional one inside the of the suspect vehicle.

Police said one of the hand guns was reported as stolen and was equipped with an extended ammunition multi round drum.

The following people were arrested and lodged in the Adams County Illinois Jail:

Henry Blackwell, 43, of Quincy was arrested for possession of a firearm by a street gang member, possession of firearm by a felon, and possession of methamphetamine 5-15 grams.

Tynell R Washington, 36, of Quincy was arrested for armed habitual criminal, possession of firearm by street gang member, possession of firearm by a felon, and possession of methamphetamine 5-15 grams.

Tywone D Mitchell, 24, of Champaign, Illinois for possession of a firearm by a street gang member, possession of firearm by a felon, and possession of methamphetamine 5-15 grams.

Officers also arrested a 17-year-old who was lodged in the Adams County Illinois Youth Detention Center.

If you have any more information about this incident please call the Quincy Police Department at 217-228-4470 or the Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers at 217-228-4474.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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