UPDATE: Man responsible for Crawford County shooting identified

One dead in Monroe, Crawford shootings

UPDATE: 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Thomas Palmer is the man allegedly responsible for killing a man in Crawford County Friday morning.

The GBI is investigating the case. 

GBI Special Agent J.T. Ricketson says Palmer and another man got into an argument around 7 a.m. at a home on Berlyn Drive in Crawford County.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department reports Palmer shot the other man then allegedly left with a woman.

A family member found the victim's body in his front yard.

Crawford County deputies arrived around 9 a.m. and put out an alert for the shooter.

A short time later, Ricketson says someone on Klopfer Road in Bolingbroke made a 911 call, reporting that they saw the shooter.

He says Monroe deputies exchanged several shots with the suspect before arresting him.

"As we are working through this domestic disturbance that occurred, we have a lot more interviews as we're trying to piece this incident back together," said Ricketson.

Ricketson says no one was hurt in the Monroe County shootout.

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UPDATE: We have learned that a person was killed in this shooting, according to Crawford County Coroner Sheldon Mattox.

Monroe County Deputies tell us the case has been turned over to the GBI who have investigators en route.

Lt. Brad Freeman with Monroe County Sheriff's office says shots were fired between three deputies and the suspect in a wooded area near Castro Taxidermy. Freeman says all three deputies are uninjured and so was the suspect who is now in custody.

Sgt. Lawson Bittick of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says it started after a domestic incident in Crawford County.

The shooting suspect turned up later Friday morning near Bolingbroke in Monroe County.

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A man is in custody after allegedly firing shots in both Crawford and Monroe counties Friday morning.

Sgt. Lawson Bittick of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says it started after a domestic incident in Crawford County.

He would not comment on the condition of the person shot there.

The shooting suspect turned up later this morning near Bolingbroke in Monroe County.

He allegedly also fired shots there, near the intersection of Klopfer and Harrison roads.

Bittick says no one was injured there.

The suspect's name has not been released.

The GBI and the Monroe and Crawford county sheriff's offices are all investigating.

 

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