Man facing murder charges in Mt. Vernon, Ill. shooting

Mt. Vernon death

MT. VERNON, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was found dead in a Mt. Vernon home on Wednesday, May 13.

Traviel C. Gibson, 30, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of robbery.

His bond was set at $3 million.

Around 12:19 p.m., police say a distraught woman entered the Mt. Vernon Police Department lobby, and reported a man had possibly been shot at a home in the 1800 block of Cherry.

She also reported a man at the home had attacked her and stolen her phone.

Officers from the Mt. Vernon Police Department, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy, paramedics from Litton’s Ambulance Service and paramedics from the Mt Vernon Fire Department responded to the scene.

When officers arrived, they saw a man, later identified as Traviel Gibson, run into the home.

Officers say they found a dead man on the front porch of the home.

According to the Mt. Vernon police, Gibson did not cooperate. They say he resisted officers, resulting in one officer suffering minor injuries when taking him into custody. He was booked into the Jefferson County Justice Center.

Mt. Vernon Police Department Detectives, a Mt Vernon Police Department Crime Scene Technician and Jefferson County Coroner Roger Hayse responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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