Quincy man charged following Liberty shooting
7 months, 2 weeks ago By Jamie Busen
Robert J. Morrell and Timothy E. Jackson were shot Saturday morning at the Midwest Percenters Motorcycle Club
From the Adams County States Attorney:
Michealangelo Gomez of Quincy has been formally charged with two counts of Attempt-1st Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. These charges stem from an incident that occurred in Illinois on Saturday in which two individuals were wounded by gunfire at 601 South Main, the "clubhouse" of the "Percenter's" motorcycle club. The individuals injured were Robert J. Morrell and Timothy E. Jackson. The injuries were not life threatening, and these individuals are expected to recover.
Attempt- 1st Degree Murder, when involving the discharge of a firearm is a Class X felony with a sentencing range of 26 to 50 years in prison. Agrravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X felony with a sentencing range of 6 to 30 years in prison. Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 felony with a sentencing range of 4 to 15 years in prison. Unlawful Use of a Weapon is a Class A misdemeanor.
A Quincy man has been jailed on attempted murder charges after an early-morning shooting in Liberty.
Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said a 911 call came in a little before 6 a.m. Saturday after two people were reportedly shot at the Midwest Percenters motorcycle club house in the 600 block of Main.
Two white males, ages 34 and 55, were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy with non-critical injuries. Fischer said their names are not being released at this time.
A little before 7:30 a.m., 41-year-old Michaelangelo Gomez of Quincy was arrested in the Liberty area with a firearm.
Fischer said the clubhouse shooting was over an "earlier disturbance" and he declined to elaborate. He said Gomez was the only shooter and he is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery.
The investigation is continuing and more details will be reported as they become available.