Monday, July 13, 2020

Follow up IL: Domestic Defense, Shooting Death of Willie C. Evans was Justified

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Police said the fatal shooting that took place on 11th Street earlier this week happened in self-defense.

Springfield Police said the man killed, 29-year-old Willie C. Evans, suffered a fatal gunshot wound by 26-year-old Martin A. Brown as Evans tried to forcibly enter a residence in the 1400 block of North 11th Street. This happened at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

Witnesses told authorities that when Evans arrived at the residence, he repeatedly banged on the door and threatened violence. Witnesses also said Evans went to a bedroom window and forced an air conditioning unit through it to gain entry to the residence.
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