One suspect arrested in deadly Cairo shooting

Melvin Hadley
Melvin Hadley

By Lauren Keith - bio | email

CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - Cairo police have one man in custody in connection with Thursday's deadly shooting outside of a bar.

Police say 28-year-old Melvin Hadley is now in the Tri-county Detention Center awaiting formal charges. No word if police are looking for more suspects or any details on how officers tracked Hadley down.

Jeserick Pilgrim, 19, of Mounds was killed in the shooting outside Mary J's Lounge early Thursday morning. Tyron Watson, 30, of Cairo was shot in the leg and is recovering.

Police say they believe the victims knew each other and something outside the club led to the shooting.

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