On Monday, January 16, 2023, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers responded to 128 Blaine Avenue, Galesburg, IL, and located a male subject with a single gunshot wound to the stomach.
Officers from the Galesburg Police Department in cooperation with the Knox County State's Attorney's office conducted an investigation into this incident, and a search warrant was executed at 108 Blaine Avenue to gather evidence. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for John S. Thurman, age 31 for attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Additional charges are pending a review by the Knox County State's Attorney. The victim, Destin G. Sunberg, age 18, is currently being treated at the hospital for a gunshot to the abdomen. The Galesburg Police Department is committed to protecting the safety and quality of life of all our neighborhoods.