Victim Identified In Hoopeston Motel Shooting
By Jeff Bossert
The Vermilion County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of Sunday night’s fatal shooting at a Hoopeston motel.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon on 40-year old Bruce Eldridge of Hoopeston.
Hoopeston Police officers say shots were fired at the Downtown Motel at 200 E. Main Street just past 9 p.m. Sunday, and Eldridge’s body was found in one of the rooms.
Officers say suspects fled the hotel on foot, and then in a vehicle.
The homicide remains under investigation by Hoopeston Police, the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department, and the Vermilion County Coroner.