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Dalton Williams, attempted murder charge

Dalton G. Williams, 18

HARRISBURG — An 18-year-old Indiana man was arrested Friday, charged with attempting to murder another man, according to a news release from the Harrisburg Police Department.

Investigators arrested 18-year-old Dalton G. Williams of Evansville, Indiana, after an investigation into the shooting of another person around 2:45 p.m. Friday.

The Harrisburg Police officers were alerted to a gunshot victim heading to the Harrisburg Medical Center, where they interviewed the victim, according to a news release.

While they were interviewing that gunshot victim, the Saline County Sheriff's Department received a call about a disturbance near the Southeastern Illinois College area. A deputy found Williams, suspected in the initial shooting, and detained him for questioning.

After questioning, Williams was charged with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm. He also had an arrest warrant for fleeing police, reckless driving and ID theft.

He is being held at the Saline County Jail without bond.

The man Williams is alleged to have shot was treated at the hospital and released, according to the news release.

In addition to the Harrisburg Police Department and the Saline County Sheriff's Department, the investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit.

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Stephanie Esters is a reporter covering Jackson and Union counties.

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