MT. VERNON, IL — A Mt. Vernon man was arrested Sunday evening after officers responded to a report of someone shooting a gun in the area of S. 18th Street and Conger Avenue. At around 5:15pm Sunday, officers responded and observed 43-year-old Terence Bryant waving a gun in the air while standing in the roadway.
The officer ordered Bryant to drop the gun and Bryant discarded the gun behind him on the street. Bryant then fled in a vehicle he was standing beside. The officer recovered the firearm from the street and began a pursuit of Bryant. A short time later, Bryant lost control of his vehicle at South 17th St. and Herbert St. where he rolled the vehicle over off the roadway and fled on foot. Bryant was the only vehicle involved in the accident. After a short foot pursuit Bryant was located in the 1300 block of S. 18th St and taken into custody without further incident. Bryant was ultimately charged with DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Being a Felon in Possession/Use of a Firearm.
The investigation into the discharge of a firearm is still ongoing. Further charges are anticipated once the full investigation is completed. Anyone with information related to this incident are asked to call 618-242-2131.