Police consider man wanted in weekend Mt. Vernon shooting armed, dangerous

Smith Moore III

MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon police have released the identity of a 45-year-old man wanted in connection with an early Saturday morning shooting that sent a woman to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot injury.

Police say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Smith W. Moore III, in connection with the shooting in the 400 block of South 17th Street Saturday.

The warrant charges Moore with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Armed Habitual Offender, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Authorities say Moore should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Please contact the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 618-242-2131 or Jefferson Crime Stoppers at 618-242-8477 if you have information on Moore’s location. Moore is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.