UPDATE: Freeport Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: Freeport Police say the man found dead in his Chestnut Street home was shot multiple times in the head. An autopsy was completed on 34-year-old Walter Scott. Investigators say Scott was likely killed by someone he knew, considering it appears the suspect was let into the home without any type of struggle. This is the city’s third homicide this year.


UPDATE: FREEPORT (WIFR) – Freeport police are still trying to figure out how a man was killed after they found him shot in his home.

Police tell us the city’s fire department was called to ahome on the 800 block of West Chestnut Street shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday when they found a 34-year-old man shot dead.

Police are only saying that this is a homicide investigation; they’re not calling it murder.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.


FREEPORT (WIFR) -- A developing story out of Freeport tonight where police tell us a 34 year old man was found shot to death.

Detectives have been on the scene in the 800 block of Chestnut since 3:00 p.m. Wednesday after the Freeport Fire Department was called to the home for an unknown medical problem. It's still not clear what happened to the man. Police say the investigation is in the early stages and the name of the victim won't be released until his family is notified.

If you have any information about this incident call the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 1-866-TIPS-NOW (847-7669).


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