ISP Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting In Mt. Vernon
MT. VERNON - State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 agents are investigating a Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) officer-involved shooting at the request of MVPD.
The incident occurred on June 25, 2022, at approximately 11:54 p.m. near 42nd Street at Veterans Avenue in Mt. Vernon. Preliminary information indicates MVPD officers responded to a call of a home invasion involving a firearm on Wescott Avenue in Mt. Vernon. As officers arrived on scene, they saw a vehicle leaving the area and MVPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled from officers and crashed a short distance later near the intersection of 42nd Street and Veterans Memorial Drive. The suspect exited his vehicle with a firearm and began running from MVPD officers. One MVPD officer discharged their weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to a regional hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured during this incident. Officers identified the suspect as Terrell Burnam, a 20-year-old male from Harvey, Illinois. On June 26, 2022, Burnham was released from the hospital and taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
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Burnham is charged with one count of Home Invasion (Class X Felony) and one count of Armed Violence (Class X Felony). Burnham remains in custody awaiting bond.
The investigation is on-going and no additional information is being released at this time.
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