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18-year-old suspect in deadly Monmouth shooting turns himself into police

Monmouth police said 18-year-old Spencer Sage turned himself in Wednesday and is facing a first-degree murder charge for the death of 26-year-old Romel Gilliam.

MONMOUTH, Ill — Editor's Note: The video shown above is from May 24.

Update: The suspect in the fatal shooting that killed a Milan man Monday night has been identified as 18-year-old Spencer Sage after he turned himself in Wednesday, May 26, according to a Facebook post from the Monmouth Police Department.

Police said Sage was in custody and awaiting his initial court appearance Wednesday. He was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 26-year-old Romel Gilliam.

Original: A Milan, Illinois, man died Monday night, May 23 after a shooting in Monmouth, according to a post from the Monmouth Police Department on Facebook.

Officers responded just after 7 p.m. Monday to the incident on the 300 block of South 9th Street. Police said 26-year-old Romel Gilliam was found at the scene and transported to OSF Holy Family Medical Center, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The department said it was attempting to locate several suspects, and the investigation remained active as of Tuesday morning, May 24.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to contact the Monmouth Police Department at 309-734-8383 or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 309-734-9363.

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