Five arrested after teen shot and killed

Latest: 11:30 am, 6/1/17, Thursday 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- The name of the man shot and killed Wednesday night has been released. Authorities say an autopsy is scheduled for Friday for Andre Booker, III, 19.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the chest while in the area of Comer Cox Park.

Five people are in custody facing charges in his death. Four men are accused of first degree murder while a 17-year old is being held on a parole violation. 

Update: 11:00 am, 6/1/17, Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- Authorities have released the names of four people taken into custody in connection to a fatal shooting.The shooting happened about 7 pm, Wednesday, at Comer Cox Park.

A 19-year old man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital where he died. His name has not yet been released.

Four men are being charged with first degree murder: Rashod Postlewaite, 18, Ladarius Donald, 18, Anthony Lathan, 21, and Antonio Johnson, 19.

A 17-year old was also arrested on a parole violation. His name is not being released due to his age.

Original: 7:50 am, 6/1/17, Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- Five people are in custody after a 19-year old was shot and killed. It happened just before 7:00 pm Wednesday, by Comer Cox Park.

Officers found the group's car, but they took off. After a chase involving several agencies, the car crashed near Laurel and Wiggins Avenue.

Three suspects were arrested immediately. The other two fled and were later caught.

No word on anyone's identity. 


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