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Police: Metropolis man accused of shooting, killing wife

Allan Stephens (Source: ISP) Allan Stephens (Source: ISP)
(Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS)

A homicide investigation is underway in Metropolis, Illinois.

Illinois State Police say authorities were dispatched to a home on Old Marion Road on Sunday, Dec. 18 around 5:25 p.m. after getting a call from 61-year-old Allan Stephens.

When deputies with the Massac County Sheriff's Department arrived on scene, they found the body of 59-year-old Deborah Stephens in the home with a gunshot wound.

Deborah Stephens died at the home, according to the Massac County Coroner.

Authorities say Deborah is Allan's wife.

Allan Stephens was taken into custody.

He is being held at the Massac County Jail on a charge of first degree murder.

The homicide is under investigation by the Massac County Sheriff’s Department, the Massac County Coroner’s Office, the Metropolis Police Department, ISP Zone 7 Investigations and ISP Crime Scene Investigations. 

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