Cairo, Ill. man charged with first-degree murder in connection with shooting
CAIRO, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting earlier in May.
Samuel L. Lewis, 42, was arrested on Tuesday, May 16 on a charge of first-degree murder.
The felony charge was approved by the Alexander County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Lewis is currently in custody at the Tri-County Detention Center in Pulaski County on a $2 million bond.
According to Illinois State Police, at around 11:58 p.m. on May 9, ISP was asked by the Cairo Police Department to investigate a shooting that happened in the 2400 block of Sycamore Street in Cairo, Ill.
Lafayette Woods, 34, of Cairo, was pronounced dead as a result of the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact ISP Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7 at 618-845-3740.
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