Mattoon Police Release Surveillance Photo of Person of Interest in Shooting Death at Toaster's Bar


Published on March 20 2013 8:56 am
Written by Wayne Moran

Mattoon City Police have released a photo from the video surveillance system at Toaster's Bar in Mattoon, the scene of a Monday evening shooting and robbery.

Killed was 33-year-old Benjamin Newton. Police say he died from a single gunshot wound to the head at close range. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken as well.

Mattoon police say the white male shown in this photo, wearing a white hoodie with distinctive stripes, is not being named as a suspect at this time, but they would like to speak to him.

Police also say they've spoken with several people so far, and continue to put together the pieces of the crime. 

If you have any information regarding his identity or whereabouts, call the Mattoon City Police Department at 217-235-5451.