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Suspect named in Rockford triple homicide

Update: This story has been updated to correct the name of the business, Private Exclusive Entertaining, the owns the party bus involved in the triple homicide.

Update: Raheem King, the 22-year-old accused of killing Martavies Blake, Daijon Sistrunk and Sean Anderson on a charter bus Saturday morning has been arrested.

TRRT will have more on this story as it develops.

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Rockford man in connection with a triple homicide that occurred on the city’s west side.

Raheem King, 22, is wanted for first-degree murder in a shooting that left the three victims dead inside a chartered party bus.  Police say King shot the victims with a military-style rifle after 3 a.m., Saturday, when the bus was traveling in the area of Auburn Street and North Johnston Avenue.

The driver remained on the bus and drove to the Mobil station on Springfield Avenue, just south of Auburn, where he contacted 911. King and the rest of the passengers fled the scene.

Police say King may be in possession of the rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The names of the victims have not been released, pending a coroner’s investigation and family notification.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Raheem King is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. R.


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