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Rock Island man arrested after fatal shooting Wednesday morning

Police say that the man turned himself in later in the day after investigation identified him as a suspect.


Update - December 23, 8:40 a.m.

The Rock Island Police Department issued a press release Thursday morning, saying that a suspect in the shooting had been identified and arrested later on Wednesday.

After police discovered the victim, the Criminal Investigation Division quickly found the suspect: 27-year-old Rock Island man Shawn Boyd.

Later in the day, Boyd reportedly turned himself in to RIPD, and was charged with First Degree Murder. In addition to that charge, Boyd was also arrested on two outstanding warrants from the State of Iowa for parole violations and a weapons offense.

Credit: Rock Island Police Department

Boyd resides in the Rock Island County Jail on a $2 million bond. Police say that the victim's identity will be released after the coroner's office completes an autopsy.

Original story

An investigation is underway after one person died from a gunshot wound Wednesday morning in downtown Rock Island.

According to Rock Island Police Department, officers were dispatched at 9:32 a.m. to a residence in the 1800 block of 4th Avenue to assist with an ambulance call.

First responders arrived on scene and found an unconscious victim who reportedly suffered a gunshot wound. Police say the victim was later pronounced dead by the coroner.

The incident is currently being investigated by Rock Island Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and the victim's identity has not been released.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Rock Island Police Department at (309) 732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500 or using the P3 Tips app.

News 8 will continue to update this story.

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