Suspect Arrested in a Danville Murder Case

Suspect Arrested in a Danville Murder Case

Danville Police have announced an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday evening, September 15th.  Public Safety Director Larry Thomason says a warrant was obtained from the Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s Office Tuesday charging 34-year-old Yuri Lillard of Danville in the case.  Lillard is charged with first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in the shooting death of 29-year-old Tyrell Henderson.

‘’With the warrant, U.S. Marshals were informed and Mr. Lillard was taken into custody at about 10:45 p.m. September 18th in Colorado Springs, Colorado,’’ said Thomason.  ‘’He was arrested without incident.’’  Bond on the warrant was set at $7-million dollars.

The investigation continues but Thomason adds at this time no other person is being sought in connection with the death.