2-year-old shot to death, 17-year-old charged

SOURCE: MGN
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DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- A 17-year-old has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old boy.

Police found an injured child Saturday morning at a home in Decatur, according to the Herald & Review. They boy was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Macon County Coroner Michel Day said Sunday that Justin Lee Murphy Jr. died from a gunshot wound to the torso. The 17-year-old has been questioned by the police on Saturday. Sgt. Steven Carroll later said the teen was arrested "for his role in the death of the 2-year-old."

Police haven't said how the shooting occurred or released the teen's name. He is being held in the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of homicide, aggravated battery with a f firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.