From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               Friday, November 5, 2021

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:         Lieutenant J.M. Grote


***UPDATE ***

On Friday a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Jerome Gaston (23) formerly of Las Vegas Nevada, with Assault 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only, Gaston remains in the Marion County Jail.


Original Media Release

On Friday, November 5th, at approximately 9:51am officers with the Hannibal Police Department responded to report of shots fired in the 300 block of Mark Twain Ave. One male subject involved in the shooting had fled the area before officers had arrived. Another male who was involved was contacted at the scene. Approximately fifteen minutes from the time of the initial call officers went to another location and took the male into custody who had previously fled along with a firearm. This was an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. No injuries were reported. Further information will be released at a later time.