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Police: Illinois Motorcyclist Shot in Head, Killed

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say they're investigating the slaying of a 43-year-old southern Illinois man who apparently was shot in the head while riding his motorcycle.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that a Madison County Sheriff's deputy discovered what appeared to be a motorcycle crash around 3:30 Sunday morning in a rural area near Granite City.   The deputy found the body of a Pontoon Beach man next to the motorcycle. The victim had a single bullet wound to the head.

A caller to 911 provided information about the shooting. A 22-year-old Pontoon Beach man has been arrested and is being held pending charges.

Neither the victim nor suspect has been identified.

Illinois State Police Captain James Morrisey said the men "know each other," but he couldn't elaborate on their relationship.

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