PRESS RELEASE

Freeport, IL – On February 03, 2019 at about 1:47am, Stephenson Sheriff’s Office responded to the Cedar Inn in Cedarville, Illinois for a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, Deputies found that three people had been shot. Emergency medical staff responded to the scene to render aid to the wounded. One of three victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims were taken to Freeport Memorial Hospital, and one of them was subsequently transferred to Rockford Memorial Hospital. The Sheriff’s Office was later notified that the person taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital had succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased person on the scene was identified as Kyle Tucker, age 35, of Freeport, and the second person who later died at Rockford Memorial Hospital was identified as Shaun Bradbury, age 36, of Freeport.

The third victim of the shooter was identified as Michael Steinhauser, age 35, of Freeport.

A suspect in this case was developed quickly and the search began. The suspect has been located in Freeport by the Freeport Police Department, and is being held at the Stephenson County Jail. The suspect was found to be in possession of a firearm that matched the caliber of the shell casings at the scene.

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The suspect was taken to the Stephenson County Public Safety Building and interviewed by Stephenson County Sheriffs Office Investigators. The suspect has been identified as Devin Marcum, age 23, of Freeport. He has been charged with the murders of Kyle Tucker and Shaun Bradbury, and also the attempted murder of Michael Steinhauser.

Devin Marcum is currently being housed at the Stephenson County Jail and bail has been set at $600,000.00. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Freeport Police, Freeport Fire, Leamon’s Ambulance, Cedarville Fire, the Stephenson County Coroner’s Office, Lena Police Department, and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation.

The cooperation from the Freeport City Police Department was instrumental in the capture of Devin Marcum. This investigation is still ongoing.

Chief Deputy Mark Marti
Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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