Posted February 17, 2017 2:25 pm by Comments

By Jennifer Cruz

Wyatt Scott

Wyatt Scott was killed at a home in Kewanee on Sunday and his brother-in-law said it was a set-up. (Photo: WQAD)

Authorities in Illinois are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a home in Kewanee Sunday afternoon.

The resident who fired the fatal shot said he did so in self-defense, while the deceased man’s family told reporters they believe it was a set-up.

Police received a 911 call from the resident, Michael T. Evans, 44, around 3:45 p.m. Evans told the dispatcher he shot 41-year-old Wyatt J. Scott after he forced entry into the home by kicking in the door.

Officers arrived a short time later and Scott was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Henry County Coroner confirmed Scott died from a single gunshot wound.

No charges have been filed against Evans at this time, but the investigation is still ongoing. State Police Lt. Chris Endress, the commander of the Henry-Mercer Investigative Task Force in charge of the case, said the investigation will be “very detailed” and take some time to complete, according to a report from the Star Courier.

Scott’s family said he and Evans were acquainted and have had an ongoing dispute for …Read the Rest


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