On January 30, 2023 at approximately 10:47 p.m., the Decatur Police Department responded to a residence on 4th Drive in reference to a 13-year-old juvenile with an apparent gunshot wound. The 13-year-old juvenile was transported via ambulance to Decatur Memorial Hospital and later died from the injury.
Detectives with the Decatur Police Department responded to investigate the incident to include processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. A shell casing and firearm were located at the residence.
As a result of the investigation, probable cause was established to arrest a 16-year-old juvenile for Involuntary Manslaughter. The 16-year-old juvenile is being detained at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Decatur Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (217-424-2734) or Crimestoppers (217-423-8477).