The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On February 28th, 2024 at approximately 6:24 A.M. Decatur Police responded to the intersection of North Martin Luther King / E Pershing Road in reference to a shooting. 


Officers arrived on scene and observed a black Pontiac Sedan on the lot of Best One of Central Illinois located at 2952 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Officers located the driver and sole occupant of this vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds to his body.  The driver was a 22-year-old Decatur resident who was later pronounced deceased.  

Detectives processed the crime scene and spoke to several individuals on scene.  It was determined an unknown person or persons exited a white SUV and fired at the Pontiac at this intersection.  The white SUV then fled southbound on North Martin Luther King. 


If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS.  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest on this homicide.  Thank you.