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March 16, 2014

One dead, another injured in early morning shooting

DANVILLE —

The victim in a early Sunday morning shooting has been identified as a Danville man.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said Sunday afternoon Demaree D. Tetter, 25, of Danville, had been pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Danville police officers responded to a report around 1:30 a.m. Sunday of a bar fight at Club Deuce in the 600 block of North Vermilion Street.

Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason indicated in a press release that officers called to the scene were working to quell the disturbance when informed that shots had been fired outside the tavern.

Officers checking out the shots responded to the 700 block of North Vermilion Street and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center where Tetter was pronounced dead.

The second man, a 35-year-old, was treated and then transferred to an Urbana hospital for further treatment.

According to Thomason, his wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Little additional information was released as of Sunday afternoon. Thomason said detectives are trying to determine a motive in the shooting and whether it had an connection to the bar fight officers responded to.

Thomason indicated police stopped a car soon after the shooting and questioned the people inside. Those individuals, he said, were released without an arrest.

The shooting is the second fatality in the month of March in Vermilion County and the first of the year inside the City of Danville.

A large group of people were present at the time of the shooting and people are looking for witnesses to the crime. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact police at 431-2250 or Crimestoppers at 446-TIPS.

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