Woodlawn Man in Custody After Shooting Friday Afternoon

Woodlawn Man in Custody After Shooting Friday Afternoon

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 45-year-old Woodlawn man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his arrest Friday afternoon for allegedly shooting a female in the 5700 block of Richview Road.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 2:20 p.m. Friday, dispatch received a 911 call that a female had been shot at a residence in the 5700 block of Richview Road. Deputies and detectives, assisted by officers of the Mount Vernon Police Department and Illinois State Police, responded to investigate.

A crime scene technician with the Illinois State Police was called out to gather evidence. During the initial investigation, Steven Wilson of Woodlawn was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Reckless Conduct.

The victim was initially transported to the Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Room by family members then transferred to a Saint Louis area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Wilson remained in the Jefferson County Jail with bail to be set on the felony charges.

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