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Suspect in Custody In Pana Shooting

The Pana Police Department is reporting that they have a suspect in custody in connection with a shooting from Friday. 29 year old Dylan W. Prather of Bardolph, Illinois is in custody on Sunday evening. Prather was arrested in connection to a shooting from Friday evening that left one male in the hospital with an injury to his hip. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Officers later learned the suspect reentered the apartment after the shooting and where the altercation begain, demanding keys to a vehicle while showing a handgun. The suspect used the vehicle then to flee the scene. The vehicle was entered into the Law enforcement Administration Data Systems or LEADS, as a stolen vehicle.


The vehicle was discovered at 11:56 PM on Saturday evening by Macomb Police. The vehicle was located in an alley at the 700 block of N. Peral Street in Macomb. From there, Macomb Police located Mr. Prather nearby and he was taken into custody on a Christian County Warrant for attempted murder and armed robbery. Prater will be transported to Christian County early this week to make his first appearance in Christian County Court.


Through a Facebook post, Pana Police thanked the Illinois State Police, Central Illinois Enforcement Group, Christian County Sheriff's Office, Macomb Police Department, The Christian County State's Attorney's Office, and Pana Fire Department.  


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