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Xzavier B. Gibbs apprehended in Equality

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    Xzavier B. Gibbs
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updated: 7/12/2017 6:05 PM

EQUALITY -- Illinois State Police arrested a Harrisburg man Tuesday wanted on several warrants who also may be connected to a June fatal shooting in Harrisburg.

According to a news release from ISP District 19, Xzavier B. Gibbs was taken into custody at about 4:45 p.m. without incident at a residence in Equality.

ISP said charges include home invasion, aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

After the fatal shooting of Aaron Gregory, 25, in Harrisburg on June 16, police said they were seeking the 19-year-old Gibbs for questioning along with Jared R. Crawford, 33, of Harrisburg.

In Kentucky, Henderson Police Department officers found Crawford that evening and arrested him on a fugitive warrant from ISP. Crawford also was wanted on a no-bond warrant on a charge of aggravated battery from a March incident in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Police Chief David Morris said Gibbs' arrest was thanks to multiple law enforcement agencies.

"A joint effort with all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, Xzavier Gibbs was arrested without incident today and is in custody," Morris said.

Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek also praised all law enforcement agencies involved.

"I want to thank the ISP, Drug Enforcement Agency and Harrisburg Police Department. They have been working very hard on this. I also want to thank all of the citizens for calling the HPD for tips on where he (Gibbs) was," McPeek said.

ISP said Gibbs was taken to White County Jail, where he will remain pending bond.