IL Man Demetrius Ford ID’d As Victim In Fatal Sunday Decatur Shooting

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DECATUR, IL. (THECOUNT) — Demetrius Ford, of Decatur, Illinois has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting early Sunday morning, according to officials.

Ford, 27, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound after police responded to an East Hickory Street home on reports of shots fired just after midnight Sunday.

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Decatur Police Department say they responded to a home in the 1400 block of East Hickory Street. His body was found in a pool of blood on the front porch of the home.

The coroner was called and Ford was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Officials say there’s been no arrests made in this case, reports WANDTV.

No suspect information was provided by officials.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident should contact police at 911 immediately.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Ford:

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Geo quick facts: Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois, with a population of 76,122 as of the 2010 Census. The city was founded in 1829 and is situated along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur in Central Illinois. In 2017, the city’s estimated population was 72,174 – Wikipedia.

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