Bail set at $250,000 for defendant in killing of Sterling
MORRISON – A Sterling man charged with manslaughter after allegedly shooting another man in the head and killing him Sunday was being held on $250,000 bond, according to court documents.
Justin L. Casey, 20, was charged Tuesday in Whiteside County with manslaughter following the shooting of Kyle R. Schultz at a home on the 1100 block of Fourth Ave. in Sterling, according to court documents. Schultz had been shot in the head and killed, according to a criminal complaint against Casey.
Casey, who was named public defender, did not file a statement in the case on Tuesday. The preliminary hearing has been set for 1.30pm on 6 March.
Casey was being held in the Whiteside County Jail on Tuesday. The judge issued him a warning not to flee on bail.
Sterling Police Department Deputy Chief Pat Bartel said police found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head at 11:32 pm Sunday. Efforts to provide emergency care were unsuccessful, and Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four people present at the scene were questioned. Police said the investigation continues.
Casey was arrested at 12:30 on Monday.
Assisting at the scene were the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Sterling Fire Department, CGH’s EMS Medical Center, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and the Coroner’s Office of Whiteside County.