PARIS, IL. (ECWd) –
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Edgar County Coroner, Scott Barrett, has released preliminary details on the death of a Paris man following a shooting Tuesday evening on West Arthur Street in Paris.
Several 911 calls started coming in to dispatch at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Callers stated that a man had just been shot following an argument with a neighbor. Several callers also stated that the shooter was still on the scene.
Upon arrival, Paris Police began administering CPR to the victim until Horizon Health Ambulance arrived. Paris Police also immediately took the suspect into custody.
Matthew M. Morgan, 31, of Paris was transported to the emergency room of Horizon Health where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place at 9:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The incident remains under investigation by the Edgar County Coroner, the Paris Police Department, and Illinois State Police Zone 5 investigations.