An armed suspect was fatally injured after an Illinois State Police involved shooting.
On Friday, September 2nd, the suspect entered a Metropolis residence and assaulted the resident. The suspect, then fleeing on a motorcycle, was being chased by local law enforcement. The suspect abandoned the motorcycle in rural Massac County and was able to escape law enforcement.
At approximately 4:30am on Saturday, a citizen had witnessed a possibly armed person in their neighbor’s yard; and had heard 3-4 gunshots. A responding Massac County deputy and a Metropolis Police officer, attempting to find the suspect, heard a gunshot close to where they were but were unable to find the suspect. Illinois State Police was requested at 6:15am; and while a perimeter was being set up, an additional shot was fired. Illinois State Police Air Operations and SWAT were also brought to the scene.
An Illinois State Police trooper encountered the suspect at approximately 9:21 am, on the perimeter. After shots were fired, the suspect was fatally injured and the suspect’s weapon was recovered. The suspect’s identity is currently pending verification from the Massac County Coroner.
The incident is currently under investigation from the Illinois State Police, Illinois Conservation Police, Massac County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshalls, and Metropolis Police Department.
The suspect has been identified as 36 year old, Donny Max Daugherty, of Clifton, Tennessee. Daugherty was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for violating probation on a Possession of a Weapon charge, and a warrant from the Nashville, Tennessee Police Department for Aggravated Assault.