Homicide

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting late Tuesday morning on Davis Street in Monticello.

Emmitt Riley, 59, of Monticello is suspected of fatally shooting 25-year-old Joshua Charles Martin, also of Monticello.

Following a 911 call reporting a shooting, Monticello Police officers and medical personnel were dispatched to Davis Street where they found Martin suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to a news release from the Monticello Police Department.

Martin was transported to Drew Memorial Hospital where he died.

Riley was arrested shortly after the initial call to 911. He is being held in the Drew County Detention Center awaiting a first appearance hearing. He is currently being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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