Mattoon man dies from gunshot wound

MATTOON — The Coles County coroner's office says a preliminary autopsy report shows that a Mattoon man died of a single gunshot wound to the head Monday night at a local bar.

Coroner Ed Schniers says 33-year-old Benjamin Newton was shot around the bridge of the nose.

Police say Newton was found unresponsive at Toasters Pub at 1408 Broadway Avenue around 7:40 p.m. Monday.

The investigation into Newton's death is continuing.

Sections (2):News, Local
Location (3):Local, Mattoon, Coles County

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