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Second Man Dies Following January Shooting

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A man shot on Peoria’s south side in January has died. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 73-year-old David Babcock died early Thursday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Babcock and 22-year-old Kamry Harris were found January 10 in an alley behind 2004 W. Malone Street. Harris died that day in the front passenger seat of a car parked inside a garage. Harris’s death was this year’s first recorded homicide.

The coroner’s office says Babcock died from complications of his injuries. The Peoria Police Department is investigating Babcock’s death as a homicide.


Kristin McHugh is an experienced radio journalist and nonprofit manager. Most recently, she served as executive director of the Peoria Area World Affairs Council.