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Coroner: Decatur man died from multiple gunshot wounds


DECATUR — A 40-year-old Decatur man found in the 1400 block of East Wood Street on Friday died of multiple gunshot wounds, Macon County Coroner Michael Day said Friday.

Day said in a news release that the man was shot in the chest and lower left leg. An autopsy was conducted at the McLean County Coroner's Morgue in Bloomington, Day said, and an inquest is pending. 

The identity of the man will be revealed after his family has been notified, Day said. Day said the Decatur Police Department identified the man with help from the public after the coroner's office released his photo and description to media outlets. 

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Decatur police Lt. Brian Cleary said in a news release that patrol officers went to the address Friday on a report that a person was down in front of it. When they arrived, they found the dead man. No arrests have been made. 

The investigation comes two days after police announced three arrests in connection with the Aug. 27 murder of Zachary Hubbartt, who they say was lured to an address in the 1200 block of East Condit Street on the pretense of buying cannabis and then shot to death. 

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In that case, Jason A. White and Ryan D. Waters face preliminary charges of first-degree murder, and Autumn D. Billings faces a preliminary charge of obstructing justice. All preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact police dispatch at (217) 424-2711, the Investigations Division at (217) 424-2734 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-TIPS.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the middle initial of Ryan D. Waters. | (217) 421-7980


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