Quincy Police arrested a man early Sunday morning follow a report of shots fired in Downtown Quincy.
Officers responded to the 900 block of Hampshire Sunday morning and found shell casings. During the investigation, officers learned that earlier in the morning, at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, witnesses alleged a man, Colby Dedert, 32, was sitting on the ground next to O’Donnell’s Termite and Pest Control when he stood up and dropped a gun. Witnesses said after Dedert picked the firearm, up he fired two rounds into the sidewalk, then left from the scene on foot. There were no injuries reported.
And QPD may have already had their suspect in custody.
While working the case, the officers on the scene learned of an arrest that happened around 7 a.m. Sunday. Quincy Police responded to the area of 17th and Spring following the report of a white male who appeared to be intoxicated with a handgun in his waistband. Upon officers arriving on scene, they detained a subject who matched the description given and found a semi-automatic pistol in the subject’s waistband.
The subject refused to identify himself, but with further investigation was identified as Colby Dedert, who lives at 1317 Cadbury Ridge. Dedert is lodged at the Adams County Jail for Obstructing Identification and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm pending formal charges.
This was the second shooting incident of the weekend in Downtown Quincy. At about the same time as the gun discharge on Hampshire, two people were shot while in the parking lot behind Port’s Place 510 Jersey. The victims’ injuries were not life-threatening.
The suspect in the Jersey Street shooting, Brendan Schroder, 18, of 2540 Prentiss Avenue is lodged in the Adams County Jail and awaits a Monday court appearance where he will face charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
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