Sterling police identify man fatally shot Monday

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 4:45 PM CDT
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STERLING, Illinois (KWQC) - Sterling police have identified a man who died after being shot in a home Monday morning.

According to officials, Alfred G. Lee, 48, died in an altercation at a home on the 900 block of West 4th Street. Police said Lee died at the scene after he was shot once with a handgun.

One person was detained at the scene by officers. The investigation is still ongoing, however, the Whiteside County State’s Attorney said preliminary reports show the person who fired the gun may have acted in self-defense in their own home.

Officials have since released the person and no charges are pending at this time.

Police said they believe the person and Lee knew each other before the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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