Clinton Shooting Today – There has been a report of a shooting in Clinton, Illinois today, Friday, April 21st, 2023. According to sources, there was a police standoff at/near the old Casey’s gas station. Sources confirmed that one person was shot following the incident. The condition of the victim is currently unknown. It was also reported that schools in Clinton were placed under lockdown.
RELATED ARTICLE: Clinton 18-year-old pleads guilty to second-degree murder
A Clinton resident who was shot to death last summer has admitted guilt to the less serious charge of second-degree murder. Zachary McDivitt, 18, was killed and his corpse was discovered in the 100 block of North Fifth Street at 10:30 p.m. on July 20. Kyler Andresen, 18, was charged with Zachary’s murder and entered a plea of guilty on Thursday in Clinton County District Court. McDivitt, 35, was taken to MercyOne Clinton where he was later declared deceased.
The following day, Andresen was charged in relation to the passing. According to court documents, the Clinton police department acquired a search warrant for Andresen’s home at 430 Locust Place. The house also included Andresen and a pistol. According to court filings, Andresen confessed to shooting McDivitt during a police interview and also gave detectives the location of the gun, which he had hidden inside 430 Locust Place.
Andresen, who was 17 at the time of the killing, was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, a Class A felony that, if found guilty, carries a mandatory life term in prison without the possibility of parole. Second-degree murder is a Class B felony in Iowa and carries a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. If the plea deal is accepted at his sentencing on May 11, he will be imprisoned, but the state won’t ask for a mandatory minimum sentence. He must also give McDivitt’s estate $150,000 in restitution.
According to the court document, the plea agreement recommendations could be revoked at sentencing if Andresen’s criminal history is revealed to be more extensive than that indicated in the pleading, if he refuses to assist correctional services in conducting the presentence investigation, or if he is detained for additional offenses. Andresen may revise his guilty plea if the plea deal is rejected. The Clinton County Courthouse will host the sentencing on May 11 at 9 a.m.
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