On Sunday July 5 at approximately 12:30 am, Whiteside County Deputies responded to a residence located in the 24000 block of Front Street, Como, in rural Sterling for a male subject discovered in his the front yard, deceased.
Whiteside County Detectives arrived on scene shortly after receiving the report and were assisted by the by Illinois State Police Crime Investigation, Illinois State Police Investigation Division and Whiteside County Coroner’s Office.
The deceased is a male in is 40’s who was found in the front yard of his residence. Upon preliminary investigation, the male suffered a gunshot wound. The Sheriff’s Department says the location of the gunshot wound not disclosed at this time.
Whiteside County Deputies are asking the public for assistance, if anyone in this area may have heard or scene anything between the hours of 7:00 pm July 4th, and 12:30 am July 5th we ask that you contact the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office at 815-772-4044 or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.
No name or further information will be released at this time. This is an active investigation.