Alton Police Department Investigate Homicide

ALTON – Alton Police Department Officers responded to the 2600 block of Maxey at around 12:50 p.m. of a report of a juvenile victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by members of the Alton Fire Department. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim ultimately died of his injuries.

The Alton Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division immediately began investigating the case. Leads and information obtained led to the identification of a suspect who was eventually taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. It is being conducted in conjunction with members of the Madison County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police. The investigation will be forwarded to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office for review. 

” It’s always devastating when a young life is taken. On behalf of the Alton Police Department, we offer our sincerest condolences to the family dealing with this tragic loss. This was not a random act of violence. All involved parties are known to each other”.  Alton Police Chief Jarrett Ford said

Chris Rhodes
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