Charges Have Been Filed in Robbery Which Led to Officer Involved Shooting

Charges have been filed in connection to an armed robbery that led to an officer-involved shooting. The Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for 55-year-old Fredrick Goss on charges of armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm. His bond on the warrant was set at $1 million. Police say On June 2, at around 2:43 a.m., Mt. Vernon police said officers responded to a call of an armed robbery at a gas station in the 1800 block of South 10th Street in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. They said an officer saw a man who matched the description of the suspect involved in the armed robbery. As the officer approached the suspect, later identified as Goss, he ran away and the officer followed. During the chase, police say gunfire was exchanged between Goss and the officer. Goss was struck by gunfire and was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was uninjured. A firearm was recovered at the scene along with evidence relating to the armed robbery. The investigation is ongoing.

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