Freeport, Illinois — May 30, 2017 — The Freeport Police have issued an arrest warrant for Derrick J. Moore of Freeport following an investigation into an early morning incident on May 30th in the 600 block of North Waddell Avenue in Freeport that left a 39 year old Freeport man with a gunshot wound to the face.
Derrick J. Moore is a 30 year old Black male with black hair and blue eyes. Derrick J. Moore is 5’10” tall and weights approximately 160 pounds. Moore should be considered armed and dangerous.
We did some digging and found a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 (making him the same age as the above Derrick J. Moore) has been in and out of the justice system (and in jail or prison) since 2004.
On 01/26/2004 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was arrested for disorderly conduct. A case that was dismissed by State motion.
On 02/03/2004 a Derrick J. Moore, born 07/01/1986 was arrested in Freeport and on 02/09/2004 an Arrest Warrant was issued on charges of residential burglary and theft. On 4/19/2004 Moore was sentenced to 3 years in the DOC.
On 11/03/2004 a Derrick J. Moore, born 07/01/1986 was arrested for disorderly conduct. On 03/06/2006 he was sentenced to 7 days in jail.
On 10/26/2005 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was pulled over for driving unlicensed. He failed to appear.
On 02/15/2006 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was charged with Possession with intent to deliver narcotics schedule I/II near a school and was sentenced 08/07/2008 to 3 years in the DOC.
On 08/01/2006 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was pulled over for driving unlicensed, speeding and drinking. After multiple failure to appear in court instances, on 08/18/2008 Moore was sentenced to 284 days jail.
On 09/12/2007 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was found in violation of bail bond.
On 03/31/2008 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 resisted a peace officer / correctional employee.
On 03/13/2009 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was arrested for driving on a suspended license and was sentenced to 120 days in jail on 12/23/2009
On 09/16/2009 a Derrick J. Moore born 07/01/1986 was arrested in connection with an exchange of gunfire reported on September 15, 2009. He was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, both felonies. He was also in possession of a controlled substance. Moore was sentenced to 9 years in the DOC.
On April 05, 2015 the Green County Sheriff’s office reported that at 9:47 PM, Deputies stopped a m/v driven by Ashley M. Ernst, 26, of Freeport IL in the N1100 block of STH 69, Clarno Township, for traffic violation. Investigation resulted in a passenger, Derrick J. Moore, 28, of Dekalb, IL, (the report states) being arrested on two warrants from Darlington PD for Underage Consumption and a Green County Warrant for Failure to Appear on an Obstructing Police charge. Derrick Moore was jailed pending court.
Freeport Police have confirmed the above Derrick J. Moore is the same Derrick J. Moore involved in this incident.
The Felony arrest warrant issued May 30th, 2017 for Derrick J. Moore alleges that the following offenses were committed; Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Weapon by Felon.
The bond on the arrest warrant has been set at $350,000 — 10% applies.
The 39 year old male victim in this case in listed in stable condition at an area hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this point.
Anyone who may know the current whereabouts of Derrick J. Moore is asked to call the Freeport Police Department of Stephenson County Crime Stop at 815-235-7867.
Moore is presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.
We were at the scene and went LIVE at 3:11 in the afternoon
Shooting in Freeport
Posted by Today In The Port on Tuesday, May 30, 2017