EAST MOLINE — Police have announced an arrest in relation to Tuesday’s shooting death.
Jon Keener, 52, was shot in the head around 11:21 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of 15th Avenue, according to East Moline Police. Arriving officers found the wounded man and he was sent to Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, where he was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday afternoon, police said Willie Minor, 29, of Davenport, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held on $5 million bail in the Rock Island County Jail.
Mr. Minor was one of five people taken into custody in the hours after the shooting. All were inside a house at 1509 Kennedy Drive, East Moline. Police surrounded the house and the five people, including one woman, were brought out over a period of several hours.
Mr. Minor was the only one of the five identified in Wednesday’s release. Pending further investigation, the
Law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a shooting at the intersection of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue in East Moline. The victim, who was declared dead at an area hospital, was identified as Jon Keener, 52, of Muscatine.
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The teenager fatally shot by former Tulsa Police Officer Shannon Kepler in 2014 didn’t have a gun on or near him when officers began investigating the shooting, several law enforcement witnesses told a jury Friday.
Kepler, 57, is on trial for the fourth time on a first-degree murder charge in the Aug. 5, 2014, death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who briefly dated Kepler’s estranged daughter, Lisa, after meeting her about a week before he died. Kepler’s previous trials on the same charge ended with mistrials due to hung juries in November, February and July.
Kepler has contended that he shot Lake twice in self-defense because he saw him carrying a gun, but a series of officers involved in the case against him each told jurors they didn’t recover a firearm at the crime scene, which was in the area of Lake’s aunt’s home in the 200 block of North Maybelle Avenue.