© 2023 WSIU Public Radio
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

A Cairo man is arrested for murder

Murder suspect Samuel Lewis
Illinois State Police
Samuel Lewis

A Cairo man has been arrested for First Degree Murder after a shooting incident last week in the Alexander County town.

The Illinois State Police arrested 42-year-old Samuel Lewis on Tuesday. He is currently in custody at the Tri-County Detention Center in Pulaski County.

On May 9, just before midnight, the Cairo Police Department requested the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation investigate a shooting in the 2400 block of Sycamore Street in Cairo.

ISP says 34-year-old Lafayette Woods from Cairo died as a result of the shooting.

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
As a WSIU donor, you don’t simply watch or listen to public media programs, you are a partner. By making a gift, you help WSIU produce, purchase, and broadcast programs you care about and enjoy – every day of the year!