Late-night fight leads to deadly shooting in Delavan

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DELAVAN, Ill. (WMBD) — A man is dead following a shooting Thursday night.

It happened in the yard of a home on Boynton Road outside of Delavan. The location is near I-155 off of County Road 2500 East.

According to Tazewell County Sheriff Jeff Lower, around 8:09 p.m. a disturbance call came in, saying a homeowner heard someone yelling outside and went to look into the matter. After leaving the house, the homeowner, identified as 54-year-old Luke Taylor, found a man on the property.

Investigators say the man then threatened to hurt Taylor before charging at and biting him around the face. Lower said Taylor then shot and killed the man in self-defense.

On Friday, Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley identified the other man as 41-year-old Daniel L. Williamson, of San Jose. He was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:10 p.m. Thursday and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

The incident is being investigated by the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Tazewell County States Attorney’s Office and the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office.

This story will be updated.

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