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Man sought in deaths of 3 in Illinois arrested in Wisconsin

July 13, 2018

This June 2018 photo provided by the McLean County Sheriff's Office in Bloomington, Ill., shows Sydney T. Mays. Authorities say Mays, who is charged in a shooting that left three men dead and a 4-year-old boy wounded at a central Illinois apartment complex, was arrested Thursday, July 12, 2018, during a Wisconsin drug bust. (McLean County Sheriff's Office via AP)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in a shooting that left three men dead and a 4-year-old boy wounded at a central Illinois apartment complex has been arrested during a Wisconsin drug bust.

Police in Bloomington, Illinois, say Milwaukee police took 25-year-old Sydney T. Mays Jr. into custody Thursday, along with several others suspected of drug offenses.

WGLC-FM reports police determined Mays was suspected in the June 18 shootings. Warrants authorized in Illinois include first-degree murder and attempted murder charges. Police had appealed to the public for help finding Mays.

Police haven’t offered a potential motive. The McLean County coroner identified those killed as 22-year-olds Corey Jackson and Nathaniel Pena and 33-year-old Juan Perez-Macedo. All are from Bloomington, where police say the case remains under “active investigation.”

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