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East Moline shooting leaves man dead, standoff ensues

One man is dead after a Sunday morning shooting in East Moline. The suspect was captured following an hours-long standoff.

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Update:

The victim from Sunday's shooting has been identified as Christopher F. Bivens, 38, of Bettendorf, according to Rock Island County coroner Brian Gustafson.

An autopsy performed Monday in Oregon, Ill., revealed the preliminary cause of death to be "traumatic gunshot wound."

The investigation into the shooting continues with the East Moline Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, and the Rock Island County Coroner's Office, with the assistance of the Illinois State Police, Crime Scene Investigation Division.

Original story:

One man is dead after a Sunday morning shooting in East Moline, according to an East Moline Police Department news release.

Around 5:07 a.m., officers responded to 146 15th Avenue in East Moline for a report of shots fired with injury. Upon arrival, they found a wounded man outside the residence. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers learned that the suspect was still inside the residence and set up a perimeter. Around 9:30 a.m., the suspect was seen fleeing the area on foot and was arrested without incident in the 100 block of 16th Avenue. 

The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Zaccheus N. Hayes. Hayes is currently imprisoned at the Rock Island County Jail on First Degree Murder charges. His first court appearance will be on Monday, March 27 at 1 p.m.

The victim's name will be released at a later date.

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