The victim of the deadly shooting on Javelin Drive over the weekend has been identified as Justice Blake, 41, of Rockford.
Blake was shot several times at around 1 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, in front of a duplex occupied by his cousin, who called 911. Blake died in surgery at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center at 3:42 a.m., Sunday.
Police interviewed Blake before he died, but Blake did not not know who shot him. Police have not identified a suspect in the case.
Sunday’s homicide is Rockford’s 12th of the year, and the first since 27-year-old Ramone E. Bowen was gunned down. Bowen was killed in the 4800 block of Javelin Drive July 31. A 32-year-old Rockford man has been charged with murder in that case.
Anyone with any information about Sunday’s shooting is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.