14-year-old teenager charged with first-degree murder in Decatur

The teenager remains behind bars in Peoria. (Photo courtesy: Flickr/File)

By WJBC Staff

DECATUR – A 14-year-old Decatur teenager stands accused of killing a 63-year-old man early Monday morning.

Officers from DPD responded to the 1300 block of N. Monroe St. just a little after midnight for a fight.

According to a news release, officers found the 63-year-old man dead with bruising to his face and a gunshot wound to his lower body.

After an investigation, authorities arrested the teenager in the 1400 block of N. Monroe St.

Macon County Prosecutors charged the teenager, who was on parole, with first degree murder.

The teenager remains in custody at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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