Police identify Wednesday homicide victim, coroner says he likely died instantly

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Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood confirmed the man killed Wednesday night is 30-year-old Michael Shipley. 

Police responded to the 900 block of W. Thrush after a caller says they arrived to the home and the front door was open. Officers arrived on scene to perform a wellness check around 8:15 p.m. and when they entered the home they found Shipley dead.

Thursday, Harwood said he was pronounced dead at 9:33 p.m. Autopsy results show Shipley suffered a single gunshot wound above the waist and likely died instantly.

At this point there is no word on any suspects. 

This story will be updated.

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