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Hancock County deputies arrest Illinois man in shooting incident

Victim suffered several gunshot wounds


HANCOCK COUNTY - Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that on October 14, 2023, at approximately 7:30 PM Hancock County Dispatch received a call from Memorial Hospital. Staff at Memorial had called to report that a male subject had driven himself to the emergency room after receiving multiple gunshot wounds at his residence near Webster, IL.
The male victim identified a suspect in the shooting when interviewed by deputies.
Terry R. Lansford (age 49 of Yates City, IL) was identified by the victim and later located at the scene, 2540 E. Co Rd 1850, by deputies and local law enforcement.
Deputies also learned that the victim’s girlfriend was still inside the residence with the suspect. Contact was made with the female, and she was able to get out of the residence without the suspect being aware.
At approximately 9:50 PM deputies made entry into the residence and were able to take Lansford into custody without further incident. Lansford was transported to the Hancock County Jail where he was lodged and charged with offenses resulting from the shooting incident. Further charges are expected to be filed as the investigation progresses.
The victim was flown from Memorial Hospital to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL by Air Evac. The victim is in stable condition. We are not releasing the victim’s name at this point in the investigation.
Sheriff Duffy would like the public to know that this was not a random incident and there is/was no threat to the public. All parties involved in this incident knew each other and the incident was isolated to that relationship between parties. The incident remains under investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Carthage Police Department. Hancock County State’s Attorney’s Office, Hamilton, Police Department, Hancock County EMS, LaHarpe Police Department, Illinois State Police, Air Evac, and Memorial Hospital.
All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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