EAST PEORIA — Michael Dixon, 60, of East Peoria, was killed in a a shooting that occurred Thursday night at his home on the 800 block of Springfield Road.
An autopsy conducted Friday at the Peoria County Coroner’s Office confirmed the victim's identity.
The East Peoria Police Department, Illinois State Police and the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office continue their investigation.
The person suspected in the crime, Kenneth Ohler, 47, was injured in the disturbance. He was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria with life-threatening injuries. His condition is not known.
East Peoria Police responded to 809 Springfield Road at 6:34 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived they found the two men. East Peoria police are not looking for additional suspects, the agency said.
Dixon was a former employee at Caterpillar Inc.
The investigation of the shootings closed the Festival of Lights drive-through display Thursday because its entrance was in close proximity to the crime scene.
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