Man Arrested After Murder In Granite City

GRANITE CITY – On 05/21/22 at approximately 8:38 P.M., the Granite City Police Department received a report of a shooting in the 2300 block of Edwards St. in Granite City. The caller reported that there was one person that had been shot.

As Officers responded to the area, they located one male who was in grave condition and then located the alleged suspect and took him into custody pending further investigation. As Officers continued their investigation into the incident, members of the Granite City Fire Department Emergency Medical Services transported the victim from the scene.

The victim has been identified as Corey C. Ayers, 48 years of age, from Granite City, IL. and was pronounced deceased from his injuries shortly after the incident by medical personnel.

The suspect has been identified as: Sean L. Bennett44 Years of age of the 1600 Block of Wayne Lanter Madison, IL. The Granite City Police Department presented this case to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office. The Madison County State’s Attorney’s office charged Bennett with the following:

CT 1: First Degree Murder (Class M Felony)

CT 2: First Degree Murder (Class M Felony)

CT 3: First Degree Murder (Class M Felony)

CT 4: Armed Robbery (Class X Felony)

CT 5: Use of Stolen Firearm in the Commission of an Offense (Class 2 Felony)

CT 6: Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm (Class 2 Felony)

CT 7: Reckless Discharge of a Firearm (Class 4 Felony)

The Honorable Judge Slemer then reviewed the charges and issued a bond amount of $2,000,000 (10% applies). Bennett is currently being held at the Granite City Police Department pending posting of bond or transport to the Madison County Jail. No further comment will be made regarding this investigation.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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