ISP, Pulaski County authorities respond to barricaded subject
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On Aug. 17, at approximately 9:29 a.m. Illinois State Police responded to a call for assistance from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department at 204 Illinois St. Karnak.

Pulaski County deputies had responded to the report of an intoxicated subject at that location, later identified as David Sharp, 44, of Karnak. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with family members who advised them of an ongoing domestic dispute.

A Pulaski County deputy approached the residence and Sharp exited the front door with a shotgun. Sharp threatened to kill the deputy and fired the shotgun at the deputy. The deputy took cover and requested assistance. A tractor was passing by on the street when Sharp fired at the driver of a tractor, blowing out the tractor's windows on both sides.

A perimeter was established. Police blocked off a section of streets around Sharp's residence and traffic was rerouted to create a safe perimeter while officers worked to resolve the situation.

A minor standoff with deputies ensued, but Pulaski County Sheriff Randy Kern resolved the incident and Sharp was taken into custody. The Illinois State Police are handling the investigation.

Sharp, under the influence of methamphetamine and prescription pills, was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Sharp was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm by Pulaski County State's Attorney Donna McCann. Sharp was incarcerated in the Tri-County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing.

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