Local law enforcement officials were called to a rural Mercer County residence Tuesday morning where they found a man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The call came into the Sheriff's Department at 8:54 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff's department and the Illinois State Police CSI division were at the site Tuesday.
An autopsy was scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday morning in Peoria.