Teen facing murder charge in connection with deadly Williamson Co. shooting

A person of interest is in custody in connection with a deadly Williamson County shooting.
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:23 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 1:16 PM CDT
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - One person is dead and a teen is in custody in connection with a shooting.

Deputies identified the victim as 57-year-old Shawn J. Adams.

They say a 17-year-old male was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

The teen was initially charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and first-degree murder.

He was taken to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center where he is being held pending a court appearance.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the 13000 block of Griffith Lane in Marion around 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.

When deputies arrived, they found a man, later identified as Adams, with a gunshot wound. Lake of Egypt Ambulance responded to the scene and Adams was pronounced dead by the Williamson County coroner.

An autopsy was performed and deputies say the apparent cause of death was from the gunshot wound. Further autopsy results are pending.

The sheriff’s office, along with members of the Williamson County Major Case Squad and Illinois State Police, are investigating.

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