Early Morning Shooting at Cedar Inn in Cedarville Claims Life of Two, Injures One


UPDATE: Monday Feb. 4, 2019 10:00 a.m. – LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE

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Monday’s Press Release:

On February 03, 2019 at about 1:47am the Sheriff’s Office responded to the Cedar Inn in Cedarville for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival Deputies found that three people had been shot.

Emergency medical staff responded to the scene to render aid to the wounded. One of the three subjects that were shot was pronounced dead at the scene. The other 2 people were taken to Freeport Memorial Hospital, and one of them was transferred to Rockford Memorial Hospital. We were later notified that the person taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital had succumbed to their injuries.

The deceased person on scene was identified as Kyle Tucker age 35 of Freeport, and the second person who later died at Rockford Memorial Hospital was identified as Shaun Bradbury age 36 of Freeport. The third victim of the shooter was identified as Michael Steinhauser age 35 of Freeport.

A suspect in this case was developed quickly and the search began. The suspect was located in Freeport by the Freeport Police Department and was held for the Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was found to be in possession of a firearm that matched the caliber of the shell casings at the scene. This suspect was then taken to the Stephenson County Public Safety Building and interviewed by Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators.

The suspect in this case is identified as Devin Marcum age 23 of Freeport. Devin Marcum has been charged with the murders of Kyle Tucker and Shaun Bradbury, and also the attempted murder of Michael Steinhauser. Devin Marcum is currently being housed at the Stephenson County Jail and bail has been set at $600,000.00.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Freeport Police, Freeport Fire, Leamon’s Ambulance, Cedarville Fire, the Stephenson County Coroner’s Office, the Lena Police Department, and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation. The cooperation from the Freeport City Police Department was instrumental in the capture of Devin Marcum. This investigation is still ongoing.

UPDATE: Feb. 3, 2019 12:22 p.m. — We have reason to believe through sources we’ve obtained that this morning’s shooting at the Cedar Inn may have been related to the stabbing death of a 21 year old female which occurred this past Friday in Freeport.

The individual arrested in Friday’s stabbing death was a 23 year old man named Chad Blaser. Blaser and his victim reportedly had a child together.

It appears from sources we’ve gathered that Blaser also had a child with another woman, whose name is being withheld at this time. (other woman)

At or around the time of the stabbing death which occurred Friday, this (other woman) was seen posting comments about how she was glad the 21 year female was dead, saying on her Facebook page, “Karma’s bitch to a bitch who talk about killing people’s kids. Hahaha how’s death feel.”

Later she said, “I don’t care about a bitch who talked about killing my kids now my bd killed her hahaha karma is a bitch.”

From sources we’ve gathered it appears this morning’s shooter was the brother of this (other woman). Sources say there was a confrontation in the Cedar Inn bar this morning when the shooter was said to have waited outside for his victims, at which point he shot them when they attempted to leave.

At this time we do not know what may have transpired to lead up to this tragic situation, and we do not have any additional details at this time.

The names of all the victims are being withheld. We’ll update you with more specific details after tomorrow’s press conference at 10:00 a.m.


CEDARVILLE, ILLINOIS — At approx. 1:50am on February 3rd 2019, Deputies from the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Cedar Inn Bar in Cedarville IL for a report of a fight and possible shots fired.

Deputies arrived on scene to find three subjects with gunshot injuries. The scene was secured and the investigation is ongoing. One subject was pronounced dead at the scene and a second succumbed to his injuries at Rockford Memorial Hospital. A third subject was taken to Freeport Memorial for treatment. A suspect has been taken into custody and there is no additional threat to the Community.

A Press Conference has been scheduled for February 4, 2019 at 10am at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Stephenson County Courthouse.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Lena Police Department, The Freeport Police Department, Leamon’s Ambulance, Freeport City Ambulance, The Stephenson County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services.


10:40 a.m. Feb. 3, 2019
Piecing together what appears to be a tragic shooting in the early morning hours on Sunday at the Cedar Inn in Cedarville.

Reports are coming in that at around 2:00 a.m. this morning an unknown person walked into the Cedar Inn and opened fire, killing 2 and leaving 1 other in critical condition. Possibly 3 even 4 victims total, from reports we’re getting at this time. This is a developing story and exact details have not been substantiated at this time.

8:44 a.m.
3 shot-2 dead and 1

8:51 a.m.
4 shot

9:12 a.m.
A shooting last night at the cedar inn. Two guys I knew from back in the day while playing youth sports were killed.

9:18 am coroner is still there

At 9:23 a.m. this morning the Cedar Inn in Cedarville announced they would be closed today.

– Saw 2 ambulances go by our house

– One was my daughters cousin

– One is my brother

– All 3 of the men shot we’re lifelong friends of my children

Details are rather vague at this time but it appears up to 4 people may have been injured or killed. We will update this story as soon as we receive more details.

Story updated Monday February 4. Click here to read.


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