The victim said that he observed the barrel of a handgun protruding
from the coat of an individual described as a white male, thin to
medium build, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, with a light-colored
mustache and facial hair on his chin. The suspects were wearing
blue jeans and dark jackets. The suspect with the gun had a jacket
with a hood. The other suspect had a similar description; however,
the victim was focused on the man with the gun.
officers, Logan County sheriff’s deputies and Illinois State Police
officers blanketed the area. A Lincoln Police Department canine and
an Illinois State Police canine were used in a large land search
north and east of the incident site. Additional Lincoln police
officers were called in and deployed in the area. The Logan County
Emergency Management Agency supplied an all-terrain vehicle and
transported other ATVs to the scene.
Schools in the area were
notified. A thorough ground search of the Allison Lake area and
properties to the east was conducted. Interstate 55 was monitored
for vehicles stopping in this area.
Interviews of other people in the area at the time of the
incident were completed and all video surveillance in the area was
reviewed by Lincoln Police Department detectives.
The canine and ground search did not reveal any indication of
anyone having been in the areas searched. The Lincoln Police
Department cannot verify or refute that this incident occurred as
reported. LPD will continue extra patrols in the area as a
Anyone having any information regarding this matter should
immediately contact the Lincoln Police Department at 217-732-2151.
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