Man considered armed and dangerous, wanted for murder in Gallatin Co., Ill. shooting of 19-year-old woman

Updated: Mar. 19, 2021 at 5:25 AM CDT
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HARRISBURG, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police are looking for a murder suspect.

Alexander McWilliam, 36, of Harrisburg, is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in connection to the March 13 shooting death of Mishealia M. Meredith.

He was described 5-feet, 10-inches and weighs approximately 215 pounds.

He has black hair and brown eyes.

McWilliam is considered armed and dangerous.

McWilliam has a long history of being in the Saline County Courthouse.

He has been in legal trouble since 2006. Some of his previous charges include felony possession, use of a weapon, DUI, reckless driving, disregard to a stop sign and two speeding tickets.

In 2018, McWilliam was charged with murder intent to kill, aggravated battery, discharging a firearm and obstructing justice and leaving the state.

He was sent to state prison for obstructing justice.

Now, less than a year after being released from prison, police say they found evidence at a home in Eldorado linking him to the shooting death of Meredith.

If you see McWilliam or know his current whereabouts, investigators say to not approach him and immediately call 911.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the ISP DCI Zone 8 at 618-542-2171.

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