Nashville PD, county deputies arrest suspects following shots fired report on interstate

A couple of suspects has been taken into custody following a report of gun shots fired from a vehicle while traveling on Interstate 64 and a standoff in Washington County, police said.

The Nashville Police Department posted on Facebook that at 12:18 a.m. Saturday, an ISPERN broadcast notified local authorities of a report of shots being fired from a vehicle that was traveling east on I-64 from the 33-mile marker.

The NPD and other agencies responded to the area to locate the vehicle. While searching, another call came in reporting that a vehicle matching the original description was stuck in a yard of a residence that was located north of the interstate in Nashville. Nashville, the Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office and the Okawville police all responded to the area.

“When police arrived on scene, it appeared this vehicle was the suspect vehicle from the shots fired incident,” Nashville police said in the post.

Police then had a brief standoff with the two unidentified male occupants of the vehicle as they continued to try to drive the vehicle in question out of the muddy terrain.

After an undisclosed amount of time, both subjects would eventually comply with police officers and exited the vehicle where they were then taken into custody. One passenger was found to have had handgun ammunition in his pocket. A handgun was also recovered from the vehicle.

The Illinois State Police took over the investigation after arriving on scene “due to the shots fired report taking place in another jurisdiction.”

The Standard will update this post as more information becomes available

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