Identities Released in Mercer County Officer Involved Shooting

Alex T. Cady

The identities have now been released in the officer involved shooting in the Viola area late Tuesday night. The officer is Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy Franklin Wade. The injured suspect is 28 year old Donovan Smith of Sherrard. Charges are pending against him. He is at Trinity Medical Center West Campus in Rock Island with non-life threatening injuries. The other suspect is 29 year old Alex Cady of Preemption. He has been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, armed violence and possession of a stolen firearm. The shooting occurred during a drugs and weapons investigation. The matter is under investigation by the Mercer/Henry County Major Crimes Task Force.