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Names released in Quincy officer-involved shooting

Adams County State's Attorney Gary Farha released a statement Tuesday afternoon following Monday night's shooting in Quincy.

Adams County State's Attorney Gary Farha released a statement Tuesday afternoon following Monday night's shooting in Quincy.

According to the release, Quincy Police Officer and Instructor Steve Bangert, a decorated 16-year veteran of the QPD, discharged his firearm, striking and fatally wounding 53-year-old Rollie Davis, Sr.

Davis, Sr. was a Quincy resident.

QPD immediately secured the scene and turned over the investigation to the Illinois State Police.

ISP learned Davis had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest at the time of the incident.

Adams County States Attorney Gary Farha said Tuesday Davis Sr. served time in both Missouri and Illinois jails.

The Illinois State Police have learned he had five outstanding warrants at the time of Monday night's fatal shooting.

Two were for ordinance violations, and two for payment reviews where he failed to appear in court. A fifth arrest warrant was for retail theft

Farha told KHQA's David Amelotti there are reports that Davis Sr displayed aggressive behavior with Officer Bangert before the shooting.

Farha said an investigation has already revealed some clarity about the weapon found near Davis Sr.

It is not a gun but we will be releasing photographs of the weapon once the investigation has reached its completion," Farha explained. "We want to wait and see but from preliminary reports I've seen, No."

A photograph of the weapon will be provided to the public and media when the investigation concludes.

Farha said it is new protocol for Adams County to have a representative of the states attorney's office on scene of a violent crime. He said it's an effort to ensure everyone involved does the right thing.

"There could be a conflict of interest if the decision was made to prosecute for a crime," Farha shared. "If there is a decision that is made that there is no crime committed. I will make that decision."

Upon the investigation's completion, reports will be forwarded to the Adams County State's Attorney's Office for review.

Officer Bangert has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete, mandated protocol for officer-involved shootings.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Bloomington.


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