1 arrested after man shot in buttocks in Du Quoin, IL - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

1 arrested after man shot in buttocks in Du Quoin, IL

Jacob A. Romay (Source: Du Quoin PD) Jacob A. Romay (Source: Du Quoin PD)
DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) -

One man was arrested and another man is injured after a shooting in Du Quoin early Saturday morning.

The Du Quoin Police Department received a call from the Sparta Police Department around 8:16 a.m. Saturday about a shooting that happened around 3 a.m. in Du Quoin.

Police believe Maurice M. Hollingsworth, 33, of Steeleville and Jacob A. Romay, 27, of Prairie De Rocher got into a verbal fight in the parking lot of 749 North Division Street in Du Quoin around 3 a.m. 

Police say Romay fired two shots, one that hit Hollingsworth and another into Hollingsworth's vehicle.

Hollingsworth was taken to the Sparta Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left buttocks area.

Du Quoin Police Chief Jamie Ellermeyer said there were no reports of shots fired in the area at the time of the shooting.

Romay was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was taken to the Perry County Jail where hi posted $5,000 cash bond and was released.

Du Quoin and Sparta officers investigated the shooting. The investigation continues.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Amazon announces finalist cities for 2nd headquarters

    Amazon announces finalist cities for 2nd headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:23 AM EST2018-01-18 15:23:39 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-01-18 15:46:32 GMT
    The finalists were chosen out of 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Pixaby)The finalists were chosen out of 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Pixaby)

    The finalists were chosen from 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

    The finalists were chosen from 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

  • Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:44 AM EST2018-01-18 07:44:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-01-18 17:59:46 GMT

    The grandparents say they are still in shock from learning that their son and his wife were arrested this week after their children, ages 2 to 29, were found malnourished with some in shackles.

    The grandparents say they are still in shock from learning that their son and his wife were arrested this week after their children, ages 2 to 29, were found malnourished with some in shackles.

  • Man accused of installing video camera in mall restroom

    Man accused of installing video camera in mall restroom

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:39 AM EST2018-01-18 06:39:36 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:41 AM EST2018-01-18 06:41:37 GMT

    The suspect currently faces “peeping Tom” charges, but because children were recorded, police say there could be additional charges.

    The suspect currently faces “peeping Tom” charges, but because children were recorded, police say there could be additional charges.

Powered by Frankly