Wood River Police Department Investigating Homicide

WOOD RIVER – On Monday, July 24, 2023, at 4:09 a.m. the Wood River Police Department received a 911 call to respond to 834 Tennyson St., Wood River, IL. reporting a person had been shot. Emergency personnel immediately responded. Wood River Police responded immediately.

The Wood River Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded and began to treat the victim at the scene. Several people were at the single-family residence. Several police agencies, including the Madison County Sheriff’s Officer, the Alton, Roxana, South Roxana, Hartford, East Alton, and Bethalto Police Departments, responded to assist Wood River Police Officers at the scene.

The victim was transported by ambulance to the Wood River Police Department where he was transferred to a helicopter. He was flown to a St. Louis area hospital. The victim died at the hospital of an apparent gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending.

The victim is identified as the resident of the home:


AGE: 23

People at the scene were interviewed and taken to the Wood River Police Department. A person of interest, who was not at the residence when the officers arrived, has been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing by Investigators with the Wood River Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Illinois State Police.

This was not a random act of violence.

The investigation shows the people present at the home were invited guests at the home.

More details will be released when they become available.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

One thought on “Wood River Police Department Investigating Homicide

  • Greg Kruckeberg

    I heard 5 shots fired last night around 2:00 in the morning it sounded closer to 10th Street and Madison Avenue. Wasn’t sure if that’s what it was but I went outside and I did not hear no yelling or Screaming so as soon it was somebody being an idiot I myself do not believe it occurred that far away because those shots fired sounded so much closer and to wait till 4 in the morning to have police respond


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