The officer who shot at and wounded a man July 21 in Rock Island committed no wrongdoing, Rock Island County State’s Attorney Mark Senko said in a news release Tuesday.
Rock Island Police Officer John K. Hoyt was justified in using deadly force against Quintin D. Clemons, the release said.
Senko said he couldn’t provide further details due to the pending criminal proceedings against Clemons.
Police said Clemons, 23, of Rock Island, who was fleeing officers, had pointed a gun at one of the officers, and then the officer who saw the gun shot Clemons. The incident occurred at 4:12 p.m. in the 1100 block of 18 1/2 Avenue.
Clemons is charged with attempted aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony, and aggravated unlawful use of weapons, a Class 4 felony.
Clemons was treated at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, for a gunshot wound in the groin. After his release from the hospital, he was taken into custody.
The Rock Island County Integrity Task Force investigated the shooting.