Freeport man convicted of murder for Cedar Inn shooting

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Freeport man was found-guilty of first-degree murder charges for a deadly shooting at the Cedar Inn last February.

Devin Marcum was convicted in a double murder case. Police say Marcum shot three people, two who were killed, outside the Cedarville bar in a parking lot on Feb. 3, 2019.

Kyle Tucker, 35 and Shaun Bradbury, 36, were shot and killed, while Michael Steinhauser, 35, survived after he was shot.

A Facebook post Marcum's sister, shared days before the shooting, lead to Marcum and his family receiving online threats. Marcum alleges he was ready to defend his family in response and act on impulse the night of the shooting.

During trial, prosecutors showed body cam footage from Freeport officers on the arrest.

In the video, Marcum was heard saying “I didn’t get away fast enough,” and “I was in the wrong."

Marcum's charges include three counts of first degree murder, one count for attempted murder, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.