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Rockford police investigate homicide on Harrison Avenue

Update: The victim in Tuesday’s fatal shooting has been identified as 40-year-old Rockford resident Robert Wash.

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Investigators are on the scene of a homicide that occurred Tuesday on the city’s southeast side. 

According to Rockford Police Public Information Officer Christie Castillo, shortly after 8 p.m., units responded to a shooting in the 4900 block of Harrison Avenue and located a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds outside an apartment building.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His identity is not being released at this time.

The incident marks Rockford’s 17th homicide of 2019.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 915-963-7867.

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