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Arrest made in Ill. mayor slaying

May 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM   |   Comments

ALORTON, Ill., May 5 (UPI) -- A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in the April 1 shooting death of Washington Park, Ill., Mayor John Thornton, state police said.

Illinois State Police said in a statement Aaron Jackson of Washington Park was arrested in the Relax Inn motel in Alorton at 3:55 p.m. by Alorton police. Jackson was picked up on an outstanding warrant after police received a tip from the public, state police said.

Jackson was being held on $1 million bond.

Thornton, 52, was found in his car, which had left a city street and crashed into a tree. Police said he had been shot twice in the chest at close range.

At the time, investigators said the mayor had been shot by someone who wanted to rob him.

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