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Victim of homicide identified as Oregon man

The victim of a Thursday night shooting homicide in Rochelle has been identified as Devin S. Bailey, 37, of Oregon, Rochelle Police Chief Eric Higby said Friday.

Cody Neuschwanger, 24, of Polo was charged with first degree murder and mob action in connection to the homicide. He was taken into custody at the Ogle County Jail and his bond has been set at $500,000

Two 17-year-old juveniles from Polo were also charged with mob action in the incident. Higby said the three individuals entered a Rochelle home at 1122 1st Ave. where Bailey was inside.

Rochelle Police responded to a 911 call about the incident at approximately 9:11 p.m.

“They were still on scene when we got there,” Higby said. “They just didn’t leave after the incident. They weren’t trying to elude us.”

Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Higby said Bailey sustained one gunshot to his torso.

Higby said it’s “too early to know” if the gun was registered to Neuschwanger.

Mob action is essentially when a group gets together to do something unlawful, Higby said.

The two juveniles were released to their parents. Higby said that is normal even in a murder-related situation, due to mob action on its own not being high on the county’s “point scale” system that calls for different scenarios.

Higby said there are no plans for additional charges at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.

The Rochelle Police Department and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit are conducting the investigation. RPD was assisted on scene by the Rochelle Fire Department and Ogle County Sheriff's Office.

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