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UPDATE 4 p.m.:

Hayes has been charged in relation to the gunfire complaint at 9th Street and 26th Avenue and the fleeing and eluding report from 17th Street and 20 ½ Avenue, according to the Rock Island Police Department. Those charges are aggravated fleeing and eluding and aggravated discharge of a firearm. 

More will be posted soon.

UPDATE 12:05 p.m.:  The complaints provided by the Davenport police included the underlying incidents authorities allege Hayes committed during the Iowa part of the pursuit.

Some of the Iowa complaints state that Hayes was suspected of a shooting in Rock Island, and others state that the involved vehicle, a black Toyota 4Runner, was suspected of involvement in a “confirmed shots fired call.” 

He is accused of failing to stop for Rock Island police vehicles that were using their lights and sirens as they followed him into Iowa, according to the complaints. Hayes then traveled north on Gaines Street at between 90 and 95 mph. It is a 35 mph zone.

Hayes also allegedly disregarded the Davenport officers who joined the pursuit, leading the police on a chase through Davenport that included his traveling the wrong way on Brady Street from the 1400 to 200 block and disregarding traffic signals, the reports state.

Authorities also contend in the complaints that Hayes had a .357 revolver during the shots-fired incident and ensuing pursuit. He is alleged to have thrown the pistol away as he was being chased, but the gun was recovered. It had a spent casing and five unfired bullets inside.

Rock Island police reports list an aggravated discharge of a firearm complaint that was called in at 7:50 p.m. in the area of the intersections of 9th Street and 26th Avenue. The victim was a 23-year-old woman. No other gun-related incidents were listed. 

There was an aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude report listed for 10:40 p.m. at 17th Street and 20 ½ Avenue, reports state. 

There were no related arrests listed in the Rock Island reports. 

The department had not yet released further details about Wednesday night’s incidents as of Thursday morning.

UPDATE: According to court documents, Zaccheus Nathaniel Hayes, 20, is in the Scott County Jail Thursday morning facing multiple charges including eluding and interference with official acts - firearm, both felonies.

Hayes also was charged with carrying weapons, reckless driving, failure to maintain control of a vehicle, no valid drivers license, operating a motor vehicle with registration card or plate, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and striking fixtures upon a highway.

Anyone with information about the shootings that took place Wednesday night in Rock Island is asked to call the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500.


Davenport police aided Rock Island police in capturing a suspect wanted in a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday night in Rock Island.

A person who was a victim in shooting showed up at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. The victim’s condition was not known late Wednesday.

Police said that shooting is believed to have occurred at 7:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of 9th Street in Rock Island. 

When Rock Island police located the vehicle believed to be involved in the later shooting, a black Toyota SUV, and attempted to stop it, the SUV fled into Davenport over the Talbot Memorial (Centennial) Bridge.

Davenport police, who at 10:45 p.m. were in the middle of a shift change, heard the call, and the SUV was soon being pursued by Davenport police. The vehicle fled up to Locust Street, then turned eastbound and then headed into downtown Davenport.

Davenport Police Cpl. Brandon Koepke was able to use his Davenport Police SUV to pin the Toyota against the Brady Street side of the parking ramp located between Brady and Main streets.

The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, for treatment. After treatment, police said the man will be booked into the Scott County Jail.

Anyone with information about the shootings that took place Wednesday night in Rock Island is asked to call the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500.

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