East Alton Man Charged With Alton Shots Fired Call

ALTON – Tuesday night at approximately 7:47 PM, the Alton Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots fired.  

Officers responded and located physical evidence of gunshots fired in the area of Union Street and  Silver Street. Officers did not locate anyone injured by the gunfire or damage to property. 

While officers were in the area, they observed a vehicle flee at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle chose not to stop and instead attempted to flee and elude officers. 

Ultimately, the vehicle stopped in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue. The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Officers were able to locate the driver and take him into custody. A firearm was also recovered. He is currently in custody at the Alton Police Department jail. 

Elvin T. Doss, 38, of East Alton, has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 2 felony, as well as aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and driving while license revoked, both Class 4 felonies.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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