The stepson of a state lawmaker from Peoria has been shot dead.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1t6ts30 ) 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.