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Police: Backseat car passengers fired shots in deadly Decatur shooting

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Police said a deadly drive-by shooting in Decatur happened when backseat passengers in the suspect vehicle fired gunshots. The shooting occurred early Sunday morning, when two people were found after 3 a.m. with gunshot wounds to their heads inside of a Hyundai Sonata in the 1300 block of E. Walnut St. Demeshionna S. Miller-Fonville, 17, was airlifted from the scene to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield and died form her injuries. Authorities said the 17-year-old male had life-threatening injuries and they did not believe he would survive, but the family told WAND News he is doing better.
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Teen girl shot to death in Decatur identified

DECATUR, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A teen girl who was shot in the head over the weekend has been identified. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon reports 17-year-old Demeshiona Miller-Fonville died at Memorial Medical Center at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. : Teen dead after Decatur shooting. Preliminary autopsy results reveal she died...
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Sangamon County coroner identifies shooting victim

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon identified a 17-year-old girl who was killed in a Decatur shooting over the weekend. Demeshiona Miller-Fonville was found in a car near East Walnut and North Lowber streets early Sunday morning. Officers said she was hurt in an apparent drive-by shooting. She was airlifted to a Springfield hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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City, community leaders react to recent violence involving Decatur's youngest

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The most recent shootings in Decatur involved some of the community's youngest. On Monday night, a car was traveling on the Garfield overpass when someone in another car opened fired, police said. There were multiple people inside the car at the time of the shooting. Of those, three children under the age of eight were shot.
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Police report outlines chilling details of Decatur murder, serious wounding

DECATUR — A sworn Decatur police affidavit paints a chilling picture of the killers, and their accomplices, accused of shooting to death 17-year-old Demeshiona Miller-Fonville and inflicting life-threatening wounds on a 17-year-old male who was with her. And the affidavit also tells how the city’s new FLOCK surveillance camera system...
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Killer's Sister Convicted Of Witness Harassment In Rica Rountree Case

The sister of convicted murderer Cynthia Baker was convicted herself Tuesday of harassing a witness during Baker’s 2019 trial in the death of 8-year-old Rica Rountree. Victoria Baker, 32, of Varna, was charged with harassing Rica’s father, Richard Rountree, by acting as a courier for a letter written by Cynthia Baker and delivering it to him ahead of his anticipated testimony at her murder trial in November 2019.
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Suspects in Decatur murder investigation arrested; 1 still sought by police

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Four murder suspects are in custody and one other is still wanted after two people were shot in the head over the weekend, Decatur police said. Police issued warrants for first degree murder against five suspects, including 20-year-old Quantarius S. Beasley, 20, Drelyn M. O'Neal, 20, Celeste B. Bowman, 19, 21-year-old Bryan C. McGee and a 16-year-old female.
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Bloomington Police Release Update On Jelani Day Search

Almost a month after Jelani “JJ” Day was first reported missing, investigators have put out a new plea for leads and tips from the public. According to a new release from the Bloomington Police Department, they continue to investigate and seek leads. Detectives are said to be: collecting and analyzing digital evidence; collecting and analyzing physical evidence; locating and interviewing witnesses or potential witnesses; and searching for leads or other information that can help with the investigation.
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Board expels Bloomington High freshman after fights

BLOOMINGTON — A freshman boy was expelled Tuesday night from Bloomington High School following a fight that broke out at the school last week, district officials said. The Bloomington District 87 school board held a hearing on the matter in closed session Tuesday. The student and his family were before the board for about an hour; the closed session then lasted about an hour longer.
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Police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Twenty-five-year-old Jelani Day was last seen Aug. 24. His family from Danville and a faculty...
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Decatur Police search for murder suspect; 4 others arrested

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Decatur Police said four people were arrested after a deadly shooting over the weekend and they are looking for another suspect. Officers were called to a reported shooting near East Walnut and North Lowber streets. When they got there, they found two 17-year-olds–a boy and a girl– shot in a vehicle. Officers said both were shot in the head. They were taken to the hospital where the girl passed away. The boy is serious condition.
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Illinois police still seeking info on missing ISU graduate student

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Twenty-five-year-old Jelani Day was last seen Aug. 24. His family from Danville and a faculty...
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Man hospitalized in critical condition after Sunday morning shooting in Normal

NORMAL (Heart of Illinois ABC) -- A man shot multiple times this weekend outside an apartment complex in north Normal is in critical condition, Normal Police said Monday. Normal Police Assistant Chief Steve Petrilli confirmed to Heart of Illinois ABC a man in his 20's, who is not a resident of McLean County, is being treated for life threatening injuries at Carle BroMenn Medical Center.
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