Murder warrant issued for man wanted in connection with Grand Avenue shooting
GALESBURG — An arrest warrant for murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm have been issued for a man wanted in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue.
At approximately 1:32 a.m. Sunday, July 24, officers from the Galesburg Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue. On arrival, officers determined that a shooting had occurred in the empty lot between 2051 and 2085 Grand Ave. Officers responding were advised of a male subject arriving at OSF St. Mary Medical Center by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, 33-year-old Gregory Delandiz Tucker of Galesburg, was Life Flighted to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria where he later died.
The Galesburg Police Department, along with the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Division and the Knox County State's Attorney, conducted the investigation of the incident. On Wednesday, an arrest warrant for murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm was obtained for 33-year-old Asheem Monte Afutu.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Galesburg Police Department (309) 343-9151 or Galesburg Crime Stoppers (309) 344-0044 / 1-888-266-0044, or text a tip – text the word “Galesburg” + your tip to 274637.