Wanted Upstate Man Dead in IL

ID Confirms, Autopsy Scheduled

Emily Gill
August 04, 2020 - 4:53 pm
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A wanted Upstate man has reportedly died in Illinois.

A press release on the Galesburg, IL Police Department Facebook page reports a man shot himself after police arrived at the site of a domestic disturbance.

Galesburg PD Release:  On Saturday, August 1, 2020, in the early morning hours, the Galesburg Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1400 block of Day Street. Officers arrived on the scene to find signs of a domestic disturbance.

Officers observed a male subject with a firearm inside the residence. A perimeter was established.

The male subject exited out the back of the residence and was confronted by officers.

The officers ordered the subject to stop and show his hands.

Instead, he produced a firearm and shot himself. Officers immediately called for an ambulance and began providing emergency medical treatment.

Unfortunately, the male subject was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.

The Galesburg Police recovered a firearm from the scene and the investigation into this matter continues...

Chief Russ Idle of the Galesburg Police Department confirmed that the identification card on the man who shot himself said he was Russell Demetrius Leshon Calhoun.

Russell Demetrius Leshon Calhoun
ACSO Facebook Page

Chief Idle said an autopsy is scheduled, which will confirm or reject the possibility that the man is Calhoun.

Authorities have been searching for Calhoun and Ronnie Albert Dion Gaddis after a robbery attempt in February which killed a pregnant woman.  

Ronnie Albert Dion Gaddis
ACSO Facebook Page

Both Calhoun and Gaddis were wanted for Murder, Child Death While In Uterus During the Commission of a Violent Crime, two counts of Attempted Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Gaddis is still at large.


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