(DECATUR, Ill.) — A 17-year-old has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old Illinois boy.
The Herald & Review reports police found an injured child Saturday morning at a home in Decatur, 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of Chicago. The boy was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.
Macon County Coroner Michel Day said Sunday that Justin Lee Murphy Jr. died from a gunshot wound to the torso.
Police questioned the 17-year-old Saturday. Sgt. Steven Carroll later said he had been arrested “for his role in the death of the 2-year-old.”
Police haven’t said how the shooting occurred or released the teen’s name.
He is being held in the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of homicide, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.