- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - The stepson of a state lawmaker from Peoria has been shot dead.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1t6ts30 ) that 22-year-old Derrick Booth Jr. was pronounced dead early Saturday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was the stepson of Democratic Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth and the son of Manual Academy basketball coach Derrick Booth Sr.

The newspaper reports that the victim was found on the porch of a home with a gunshot wound to the chest.

It was the second homicide in the city this year.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com


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