Home invasion suspect wanted in connection with Lincoln Street shooting


Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting and home invasion that took place this morning.

Thirty-nine year old Heath D. Williams is the alleged culprit and has a warrant out on home invasion and aggravated battery with a firearm charges. 

A news release says police responded to 164 Lincoln Street shortly after 10:20 a.m. where a subject was found with a gunshot wound to the leg. 

The man refused medical treatment on scene and was taken to OSF St. Mary Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. 

Police officials told WGIL that District 205 schools briefly went on a soft lockdown, but was done without coordination with GPD. A police official also said at the time of the lockdown there was not an active shooter situation in effect. 

Authorities consider Williams to be armed and dangerous and anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts are encouraged to contact police or Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers.

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