Piatt County homicide investigated
Authorities in Piatt County are investigating the death of a 64-year-old man this week.
The county sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a residence in Hammond in reference to a man with a gunshot wound. Police officers responded to the scene along with members of the Hammond Fire Protection District and Lovington Ambulance Service.
Illinois State Police, Piatt County Sheriff’s Police, Coroner and State’s Attorney are all investigating the incident as a homicide.
The public’s assistance is requested in locating a 2017 Ford F150 truck with Illinois registration 101 DN – B Truck plate which was reported stolen from the area. State Police Zone 5 agents are investigating leads to determine the vehicle location.
Anyone with information on the vehicle’s whereabouts should call 911 but not approach the vehicle. No further information is being released, according to State Police, as the investigation continues.