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Police ask for public’s help locating Rockford murder suspect

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department is asking the public’s help locating a man who allegedly shot and killed another man two years ago.

Mario Williams, 30, of Rockford, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Robert Brooks. Brooks was shot dead at around 4 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, in an apartment building in the 4100 block of Auburn Street.

Williams was named a suspect during a follow-up investigation and is currently at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook (@RockfordIllinoisPoliceDepartment) or on Twitter (@RockfordPD). Anonymous tips can also be left with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.