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Police probe shooting death of motorcyclist

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Associated Press

GRANITE CITY -- Illinois State Police say they are investigating the shooting death of a motorcyclist whose body was found along a rural road in southwestern Illinois' Madison County.

Police say 43-year-old Travis Mayes of Pontoon Beach was found dead shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday next to his motorcycle near Granite City

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy reported the case as a probable fatal accident before a 911 caller reported the motorcyclist had been shot. Authorities then discovered the victim had been shot once in the head.

A state police spokesman says a 22-year-old man who's in custody was an acquaintance of Mayes.

There was no immediate word on any charges.

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