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Man arrested after Freeport murder, warrant issued for second suspect

An arrest warrant has also been issued for 22-year-old Traivyon Harvey of Chicago.
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Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 3:08 PM CDT
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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Police on Thursday arrested a Freeport man in connection to a Wednesday night murder in the city.

On Wednesday at 8:10 p.m., the Freeport Police Department arrived at the 1100 Block of W. Galena Avenue for a call of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers found a 39-year-old Freeport resident who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He died from his injuries at the scene, according to the Freeport Police Department.

The Freeport Police Department arrested Willie Love, 27 of Freeport, for first degree murder and unlawful possession of weapons by a felon. Love’s bond has been set at $1 million, according to the Freeport Police Department.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for 22-year-old Traivyon Harvey of Chicago. Harvey is charged with first degree murder and two counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon. Harvey’s bond has been set at $1 million, according to the Freeport Police Department.

Freeport Police Chief Matt Summers says violence is at a record high this summer. He reports 10 shootings and 2 deaths just in the month of July.

“I want a peaceful community where people can walk out on to the streets and not fear crime. It is a partnership between the police department, the City of Freeport, and the community to create that environment that people want to live in,” said Summers.

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