Rockford, Illinois News

DeKalb man charged with first-degree murder

DEKALB, Ill. – A 27-year-old DeKalb man has been charged with first-degree murder as part of an investigation of  a homicide that occurred in the citySunday night.

Wayne Slater was arrested just after 11 p.m., Sunday following a shooting that happened Sunday in the 1000 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. Officers with four law enforcement agencies responded to the scene before 8 p.m. and located a wounded 32-year-old DeKalb man who was later pronounced dead at Northwestern Medicine – Kishwaukee Hospital.

Slater’s first court date is pending. Additional charges are expected.