2 suspects charged in 23-year-old's murder in Madison, Illinois

2 suspects charged in 23-year-old's murder in Madison, Illinois

2 suspects charged in 23-year-old's murder in Madison, Illinois

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by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 3:32 AM

MADISON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Two men were arrested and charged in connection to the shooting death of a man at a Metro-East home on Saturday.

Gregory Crowder, 49, and Derrick Coleman, 24, were each charged with four counts of first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Madison police said they responded to a call for shooting at a home in the 2000 block of 5th Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upon their arrival, officers found 23-year-old Travon Bey with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home.

Bey was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m.

According to police, Crowder approached Bey at his home and shot him. Crowder then took some of Bey’s property and fled the house with Coleman in a green 1999 Ford Expedition. The vehicle was found abandoned in Granite City Sunday morning.

Investigators said they identified Crowder as a suspect and took him into custody around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Police said he was armed when he was caught.

Police said they later learned that Coleman provided Crowder with a gun before the shooting. According to police, Bey and Crowder had issues with each other in the past.

Authorities said Coleman came to the Granite City Police Department voluntarily at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. He was then taken into custody.

According to police, Crowder was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 1985. He was also convicted in 2007 of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Both men were in custody at the Madison County Jail with no bond.

Police said 21-year-old Robert Coleman was also at the home when the shooting occurred. He is wanted on warrants stemming from an aggravated battery charge in April.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement.

 

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