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Pellet gun reportedly found next to man killed in police shooting

The Quincy Police Department provided photos of the pellet gun recovered at the scene, left, and a Springfield XD semi-automatic firearm for comparison.
By Herald-Whig
Posted: May. 16, 2018 5:16 pm Updated: May. 16, 2018 9:21 pm

QUINCY — The man who was shot and killed by a police officer Monday in Quincy reportedly had a pellet gun that appeared similar to a firearm.

The Adams County state's attorney's office released a photo of the pellet gun that Rollie J. Davis Sr., 53, of Quincy, reportedly pulled on a Quincy police officer before being killed.

The state's attorney's office said the weapon was found next to Davis' body at the scene. The office also provided a photograph of a Springfield XD semi-automatic firearm in the release for comparison.

Davis was shot by Officer Steve Bangert, a 16-year veteran of the department, who police officials have said was investigating suspicions activity at 8:28 p.m. at 11th and Jackson.

The state's attorney's office said the Illinois State Police, which is handling the investigation, has completed interviews with relevant witnesses in the shooting.

The preliminary investigation into the shooting could be finished by the end of the week. An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday.

The state's attorney's office said it will review witness statements, physical evidence and other reports in the near future and determine if any additional action is necessary.

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