EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Jeremy D. Mosby, 28, of Madison, Illinois, has been sentenced to 63 months
for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Mosby pleaded guilty to the charge in
On Feb. 16, 2020, Mosby drove a rental car to the BP Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis. According
to court documents, Mosby was caught on surveillance video standing outside talking to another man
identified as J.H. Mosby had a gun tucked into his waistband. Both men got into the car and
continued their conversation. A struggle ensued, and Mosby got out and fired his gun into the car.
J.H. fled the parking lot in Mosby’s rental car.
East St. Louis police officers stationed nearby heard the gunshots and responded to the scene.
Mosby matched the description of the shooter and was walking across the parking lot talking on his
cell phone when officers arrived. A 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found nearby under a bush.
Officers also recovered 13 spent 9mm shell casings from the scene. One of the shots fired by Mosby
hit the East St. Louis City Hall vestibule.
When he was arrested, Mosby was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and
$5,500 in cash. Mosby later admitted to police that he was the shooter but claimed he was being
robbed and only fired in self-defense. Court records show Mosby has a 2014 felony conviction for
unlawful possession of a firearm in St. Clair County circuit court.
In addition to his prison term, Mosby was ordered to serve 3 years on supervised release and pay a
The case was investigated by the East St. Louis Police Department and the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ali Burns prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the
Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to
be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together
to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive
solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most
and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.