UPDATE: Fulton County Coroner identifies man in police-involved Lewistown shooting


LEWISTOWN, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE — 3:25 p.m.) — The Fulton County Coroner released the identity of the man who died in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Lewistown.

Coroner Steve Hines said 26-year-old Justin Hammack of Lewistown was pronounced dead at Graham Hospital at 10:45 p.m.

A preliminary autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

(UPDATE) — The Fulton County Coroner, Steve Hines, confirmed that the man was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

(PREVIOUS) — A man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Lewistown.

Around 9:30 p.m., a Lewistown Police Officer and Fulton County Deputy encountered a man who was wanted on a Fulton County warrant.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said a 26-year-old man pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers. The two officers then shot at the man, wounding him.

Both of the officers immediately began life saving measures, and the man was taken to Graham Hospital in Canton.

The man’s condition is not known at this time. Police were not injured in the incident.

The case remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.

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