Arrest Warrant Issued in Connection with Galesburg Shooting

On Sunday, July 24, 2022 at approximately 1:32 a.m. Officers from the Galesburg Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue. On arrival, officers determined that a shooting had occurred in the empty lot between 2051 and 2085 Grand Avenue. Officers responding were advised of a male subject arriving at OSF St. Mary’s Hospital by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. The male was Life Flighted to OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The male victim was identified as:

Gregory Delandiz Tucker, DOB 11/22/1988

The Galesburg Police Department, along with the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Division and the Knox County State’s Attorney conducted the investigation of the incident. On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, an arrest warrant for murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm was obtained for:

Asheem Monte Afutu, DOB 03/30/1989

At this time the investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Galesburg Police Department (309)343-9151 or Galesburg Crime Stoppers (309) 344-0044 / 1-888-266-0044 or text a tip – text the word “Galesburg” + your tip to 274637.

***Courtesy of the Galesburg Police Department***

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