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Will County Coroner identifies man found dead in Joliet alleyway

JOLIET – The Will County Coroner's Office has identified the man police say was shot and hit by a car Saturday.

Michael C. Brock, 24, of Joliet was found dead in the 500 block of South Ottawa St. in Joliet. Police are investigating the death as a homicide, the Will County Coroner said Sunday.

On Saturday, Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said Brock was shot once and struck by a vehicle.According to police, a passerby found the body shortly after 8 a.m. in the alley behind the 500 block of South Ottawa Street, near the intersection of Ottawa and Jasper streets.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 a.m.

The coroner's office will determine the cause of death pending a police investigation, autopsy and toxicological reports, the office said Sunday.

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