On February 2, 2023 at approximately 11:29 p.m., the Decatur Police Department responded to 1325 N. 22nd Street, 22nd Street Discount Liquor, reference a 38-year-old Decatur resident with an apparent gunshot wound. The 38-year-old was transported via ambulance to Decatur Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Detectives with the Decatur Police Department responded to investigate the incident to include processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.
Arrest warrants were obtained for a 16-year-old juvenile and Shawn D. Howell, Jr. w/m (DOB: 08-24-2003) for Attempted First Degree Murder. On February 6, 2023, the 16 year-old juvenile was taken into custody by the Decatur Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and detained at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center. On February 13, 2023, Shawn D. Howell Jr. was taken into custody at the Law Enforcement Center, 333 S. Franklin Street, and booked into the Macon County Jail.
The 38-year-old victim is stable and recovering from the injuries.
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).