UPDATE: 33-year-old death ruled a homicide


Update: Wednesday, 10/23/2019, 1:45p.m.

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A jury has ruled the death of 33-year-old Corey Laster as a homicide.

Laster was shot in the back and sustained a superficial gunshot wound to the leg around 1:30 p.m. on September 9.

He died from massive internal damage.

Original: Monday, 09/23/2019, 1:10 p.m.

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The name of a man shot and killed Sunday has been released. Coroner Michael Day says 33-year old Corey Laster died from massive internal damage after being shot in the back. He also sustained a superficial gunshot wound to the leg as well.

Police say he was shot about 1:30 pm, in the 900-block of North Morgan Street. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The killing is being investigated as a homicide. An inquest is pending.

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