2 men facing murder charges in connection to Marion, Ill. shooting

2 men facing murder charges in connection to Marion, Ill. shooting

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - Two men are facing murder charges in connection to a shooting.

Jamonte Allison, Jr., 22, and James Moore, 36, were arrested by Illinois State Police about an hour after the shooting in Anna, Ill. They were each charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery.

Jamonte Allison, Jr. (seen here) was arrested by Illinois State Police in Anna, Ill. on Tuesday. James Moore was also arrested.
Jamonte Allison, Jr. (seen here) was arrested by Illinois State Police in Anna, Ill. on Tuesday. James Moore was also arrested. (Source: KFVS)

They were in court on Friday and bond was set at $2 million each. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 31.

According to Police Chief David Fitts, they are being held in the Williamson County Jail.

Marion police responded to the 1200 block of W. Cherry St. around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 for a reported shooting.

Police were told two men stopped their vehicle in front of a home and started shooting. They then drove westbound away from the scene in a dark-colored SUV.

Two victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment. They were identified as Marquavian Purdiman, who later died from his wounds, and DeAndrew Edward.

Jamonte Allison, Jr. is the son of the man shot and killed in Carbondale on Monday night.

That shooting happened in the 1000 block of North Robert A. Stalls Avenue. Jamonte Allison, Sr., 44, was caught in the gunfire and later died at a Carbondale hospital.

Carbondale police are looking for suspects in the shooting.

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