DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Detectives with the Decatur Police Department announced they arrested a person in connection to a deadly shooting that happened on July 15, 2021.
As a result of their investigation, law enforcement arrested Kaylen M. Smith, 26, for first-degree murder. Smith previously lived in Decatur and was found in Mattoon on Thursday.
Officials said Smith was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals, taken back to Macon County and booked into the county jail a $2 million bond.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Decatur Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 217-424-2734 or Crimestoppers at 217-423-8477.