The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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June 8, 2012

Police continue investigation

DANVILLE — Little new information is known in the shooting death of a Danville man last month.

Twenty-six-year-old Larry D. Carter Jr. of Danville was found shot and killed during the early morning hours of May 13 in the 500 block of Robinson Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Danville Police Deputy Director Doug Miller said Friday that police detectives are still working in an attempt to locate witnesses to the shooting or individuals with knowledge of the incident.

“We believe there are people out there with knowledge of what happened,” he said.

Miller said no warrants have been issued in connection with the shooting investigation.

Since the shooting, police have worked off of reports indicating a vehicle stopped where Carter was and a single person got out. The person went up to the victim and shots were fired.

No descriptions of either the suspect or the vehicle were released in the days following the shooting and Miller said Friday that police do not have descriptions available at this point.

He confirmed early beliefs that Carter and the suspect knew each other and that the crime was not a random act, such as a drive-by shooting.

The shooting was the first murder in Vermilion County in 2012.

Anyone with information regarding the Carter shooting can call Danville police detectives at 431-2250 or Crime Stoppers at 446-TIPS or by leaving an anonymous e-mail at http://www.vccrimestoppers.org.

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