Incident

10-14-2017 Illinois Decatur 1-1

Location

October 14, 2017

1400 block of E Wellington Way
Decatur, Illinois
Geolocation: 39.8896, -88.9381

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Justin Lee Murphy Jr
  • Age: 2
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Zachary M Pherigo
  • Age: 17
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Thought gun was unloaded
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child killed (not child shooter)

Notes

2 y/o old boy, shot once, killed; victim's teen uncle in custody; convicted, manslaughter; probation, 42 mos;

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: 45 Auto
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 13
State Senate District: 48
State House District: 96