Coroner identifies homicide victim

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Coroner Jim Allmon has recently released the identity of a homicide victim.

Coroner Allmon said the victim was 30-year-old Derek J. Banker Barnett. He was pronounced dead on scene, which was in a car near South Wirt Avenue, at 3:34 p.m. on November 10.

According to Coroner Allmon, an autopsy was performed and preliminary findings suggest Mr. Banker Barnett died from a gunshot wound.

This incident is under investigation by the Sangamon County Coroner and the Springfield Police Department.

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