COLLINSVILLE - Illinois State Police are investigating a homicide early Sunday morning in Madison County.
At 3:43 a.m., a Madison County sheriff's deputy discovered what appeared to be a motorcycle crash at 4700 Nameoki Road in rural Granite City. A 43-year-old man from Pontoon Beach was found dead next to the motorcycle.
Illinois State Police responded to investigate the crash. A few minutes later a 911 call reported the motorcycle rider had been shot and provided information about the shooting. An examination of the victim identified a suspected bullet wound to the head.
A 22-year-old man was located and taken into custody at his residence in Pontoon Beach. The suspect is incarcerated at the Madison County jail pending charges.
Multiple police agencies, including Illinois State Police; Madison County Sheriff; Pontoon Beach Police and Granite City Police assisted in the investigation, which continues.