Man arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old in Illinois
DECATUR, Ill. – Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois.
The shooting happened Monday evening near downtown Decatur.
Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired found the boy, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. His name wasn’t immediately released.
Police say the man was being held on a preliminary charge of involuntary manslaughter. The Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office was expected to review the case.
The Decatur Police Department says additional arrests were possible amid the ongoing investigation.