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Decatur police investigating man's death on city's east side

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DECATUR — Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man after officers responding to a shots-fired call Saturday night found him in the 2000 block of East William Street.

In a statement, Deputy Chief David Dickerson said police were sent to the sound of gunshots on the city's near east side at 8:23 p.m. and then received another call about nine minutes later directing them to a man down.

The man was found near 2063 E. William St. and taken to a local hospital by ambulance where he later was pronounced dead, Dickerson said.

Detectives are investigating the death, and no other information would be released at this time, Dickerson said.

Anyone with information about this death is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477 (TIPS) or Decatur police detectives at (217) 424-2734.

This story will be updated.


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