A man involved in the May death of a 22-year-old man in Normal was ordered Friday to submit a DNA sample to the state.

Daniel T. Lyons Jr., 22, of Normal, is charged with two counts of murder in the death of David Parks. The shooting took place outside an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Golfcrest Road in Normal.

Judge Casey Costigan granted a request from Assistant State's Attorney Mary Koll Friday for a DNA sample from Lyons.

Lyons, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was in court with defense lawyer Ron Lewis.

Around 1:50 p.m. May 31, officers from the Normal Police Department responded to the Golfcrest and Northbrook area after a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located Parks lying unresponsive near one of the parking lots in the area with multiple gunshot wounds. Two of his five gunshot wounds were fatal, according to the McLean County Coroner.

Lyons was arrested and taken into custody at his father's residence in Lincoln, Illinois, around 1:30 a.m. June 1.

His bond was set at $5 million at his court appearance June 2.

Lyons is scheduled to return to McLean County Circuit Court Aug. 1.

EMA SASIC is a senior journalism major and Editor-in-Chief and columnist for The Vidette. Any questions or comments regarding her column can be sent to vidette_esasic@ilstu.edu. Follow her on Twitter at @ema_sasic

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