Lawmaker's Stepson Shot And Killed In Peoria

May 24, 2014

The stepson of a state lawmaker from Peoria has been shot dead.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports ( ) that 22-year-old Derrick Booth Jr. was pronounced dead early Saturday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was the stepson of Democratic Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth and the son of Manual Academy basketball coach Derrick Booth Sr.

The newspaper reports that the victim was found on the porch of a home with a gunshot wound to the chest.

It was the second homicide in the city this year.