Rockford police investigate Oct. 25 homicide on Island Avenue
Online Staff Report
Rockford police are investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday, Oct. 25, on Island Avenue in Rockford.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Oct. 25, police responded to the 700 block of Island Avenue in reference to a shooting incident. Upon their arrival, officers located 26-year-old Courtney Barmore with a gunshot injury to his torso.
Barmore was transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital, where he died in surgery at 5:39 p.m.
Courtney Barmore is the cousin of Mark Anthony Barmore, the 23-year-old who was shot and killed by police Aug. 24, 2009, inside a day care center at Kingdom International Ministries Church in downtown Rockford.
Courtney Barmore was outside the residence of a family member on Island Avenue when he was shot in the stomach at least one time. As many as six shell casings were reportedly found in the street in front of the home, and as many as eight gunshots were reportedly heard by neighbors.
Police are in search of a red 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo in relation to the case.
Courtney Barmore is survived by a wife and five children.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
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