Officer Involved Shooting During Drug & Weapons Investigation In Rural Viola

Information has been released involving an officer involved shooting in Mercer County. The incident occurred late last night during an investigation in connection with illegal firearms and drugs in the rural Viola area. The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Trinity Medical Center West Campus in Rock island by Genesis Ambulance. Another subject was taken into custody and was transported to the Mercer County Jail. Both subjects are facing multiple charges including felon in possession of a weapon, possession of stolen firearms, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Mercer/Henry County Major Crimes Task Force. The investigation is ongoing and all names are being withheld pending the investigation.