Danforth man shot to death in Gilman gas station

Danforth man shot to death in Gilman gas station

GILMAN — Investigators have ruled out robbery as a motive in a gas-station killing early Saturday morning that left a 27-year-old Danforth man dead.

Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen said an autopsy Sunday morning determined that Jonathan Rubin, a clerk at the Gilman Shell gas station, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was found unresponsive inside a storage room around 3:30 a.m. Saturday by a truck driver who had come in to use the restroom and buy coffee, Hagen said.

Hagen said investigators do not think robbery was a motive in the killing at the station just off of Interstate 57.

He said investigators have sent evidence to the Illinois State Police crime lab in Springfield and are interviewing people who knew the man. They also have security video footage from inside the store.

It is the first homicide in Iroquois County since 2009. Police investigated four murders that year.

For Gilman, it’s been much longer.

“As far as homicide in Gilman, I’m sure it’s been several decades,” Hagen said.

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