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Lee County deputies found 1 dead, another injured in Amboy

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 3:51 PM CDT
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AMBOY, Ill. (KWQC) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a man dead and a woman injured Sunday in Amboy, Illinois.

The Lee County deputies responded about 8:52 a.m. to 73 East Kellen Drive for a neighbor asking for help.

According to deputies, a woman, identified as 19-year-old Emma Hicks, was found with injuries. She was transported to an area hospital, then OSF in Rockford for treatment of her injuries.

Deputies also found 21-year-old Garret R. Hicks, who was dead from Garrett a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the release.

After investigation deputies found there was an altercation between Emma and Garrett, where Emma was injured and Garret died.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Amboy Fire Department, Amboy Police Department, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and Lee County Coroner’s Office.

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