Mt. Vernon man and two juveniles arrested for Friday shooting

MOUNT VERNON — Police have arrested an 18-year-old Mt. Vernon man and two juveniles in connection with a Friday morning

Braden Heck (Source: MVPD)
Braden Heck
(Source: MVPD)

shooting incident that sent another man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Braden Heck has been taken to the Jefferson County Jail on charges of mob action, aggravated battery with a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm. Bail for Heck has not yet been set.

The two juveniles are being held in the Franklin County Juvenile Justice Center.

The arrests came as the result of an investigation into the shooting of 40-year-old Jerry W. Gill. Officers responded around 11:09 Friday morning to reports of gunshots and a man injured in the 900 block of South 24th Street in Mt. Vernon, where they found Gill suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

The initial investigation revealed Gill was shot while at 904 S. 24th Street. Investigators obtained a search warrant for that residence and property.

Police say that in addition to the three arrests the investigation also led to the recovery of stolen guns and other property, taken from somewhere in Mount Vernon.

The investigation continues. Any one with information please contact Capt. Bullard at 242-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 242-TIPS(8477).