A suspect has been charged in connection with the latest homicide in Springfield.
Decody Stamps, 35, of Springfield was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in the 1100 block of North Eighth Street just before 9 p.m. on Sunday.
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The man, whose identity has not been made public pending notification of relatives, was pronounced dead at 12:32 a.m. An autopsy was scheduled for later Monday.
Stamps was taken into custody within an hour of the incident. He is in Sangamon County Jail with bond set at $2 million.
Stamps' first appearance in Sangamon County court will be on Aug. 25, according to state's attorney Dan Wright.
The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, according to a news release from the Springfield Police. Officers on scene provided life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived.
The shooting death is the seventh in Springfield this year and the second in less than a week.
Shawntel Stephon Howze Jr., 16, was shot in the 2200 block of East Cedar Street Wednesday. The death is under investigation. Another 16-year-old was shot in the incident but did not have life-threatening injuries.
Howze's funeral is at Emmanuel Temple Church of God in Christ, 2400 E. Ash St., on Aug. 26.
This story will be updated.
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