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Galesburg: Arrest In Accidental Shooting Death

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suspect, Cody J Delacruz suspect, Cody J Delacruz
18-year-old Isaiah Stevenson. 18-year-old Isaiah Stevenson.

Update Dec. 13, 2013: Delacruz was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison and ordered to pay $14,998 in restitution.

Earlier post: 

A teen is dead in Galesburg, Ill., after police say he was shot, early Thursday morning, March 14, 2013.

Galesburg Police say officers responded to the 400 block of Olive Street, just before 2:00 a.m.

When they arrived, they found the victim, 18-year-old Isaiah J. Stevenson from Galesburg, in the basement with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Stevenson was taken to Galesburg Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested 20-year-old Cody J Delacruz on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Delacruz is being held at the Knox County Law Enforcement Center, awaiting his initial court appearance.

Update: Police say the two were at a small party in the home with a group of people involved in underage drinking.

"There was gun play and the gun went off. Tragically, a person lost their life," said Captain Rod Riggs of the Galesburg Police Department.

Delacruz holds the permit for the gun and police say he brought it out to show it off. Police say the shooting was an accident, but you should never mix guns with alcohol.

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