Man arrested after shooting and fire in Du Quoin, Ill.

Du Quoin Police Incident

DUQUOIN, Ill. (KFVS) - A man has been arrested after police and firefighters responded to a shooting and fire in Du Quoin, Ill. on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, at 2:31 a.m. police responded to a disturbance call at 747 N. Division Street. Officers from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police SWAT, and Pinckneyville Police Department all assisted on the call.

Perry County Sheriff Steve Bareis said officers were ‘greeted’ with gunfire when they arrived.

Dustin Goodwin was arrested during the standoff and charged with three accounts of first-degree attempted murder and was taken to the Perry County Jail on a $5 million bond. No court date has been set.

Dustin Goodwin was arrested on three attempted murder charges. (Source - Perry Count Sheriff's Office)
Dustin Goodwin was arrested on three attempted murder charges. (Source - Perry Count Sheriff's Office) (Source: - Perry Count Sheriff's Office)

A neighbor said she thought it was fireworks being set off.

“I woke up about 3, 3:30 this morning and I hear all kinds of gunshots going off,” said Michle Inselmann. "You hear a bunch a clips, at first it sounded like a bunch of firecrackers or thinking some got a deer, but then there were way too many and l knew something was wrong. And I hear a car flying down the road, which I had assumed was a police officer, but I mean it traveled for a good couple blocks.”

As of 3:20 p.m., N. Division St. remained has reopened and the investigation is ongoing.

#Breaking: Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of an active police situation in Du Quoin. Right now...

Posted by Brittany Jacob KFVS on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

At one time, officers blocked off areas of Hospital Drive to the north, Washington St. to the east, Cole St. on the south and a part of Division St. on the west.

This included E. Roosevelt Ave, E. Parker Ave, and E. Grant Ave.

Franklin County Emergency Management officials sent Duty Officers from the Office of the Director to provide mutual aid Du Quoin.

This was for unmanned aircraft support for the ongoing incident.

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