- Posted June 20, 2009 by
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WANTED Sterling Il murder
once again there has been a murder in this small town in illinois.Local police are looking for the where abouts of Antonio jose reyes gomez. Police say around 215 am saturday morning they received a call about a disturbance in the 400 block of W. 5th street. there they found 54 year old jose lopez and 41 year old rodolfo luevano laying in in the street lopez was pronounced dead at 3 am by joe mcdonald at cgh medical center. lueano was admitted with severe damage to his head.a autopusy in rockford comfirmed lopez died of trauma to the head and shoulders. Lt. doug farhger comfirmed that an arrest warrant was issued for reyes gomez. police also say this was drug nor gang related.
All in all the sterling and rock falls illinois area has a combined population of only 25,000 people yet we seem to be the murder capital of illinois in which seems chicago and rockford size towns may be the only areas to beat us out in murders the last 2 years i for one am not sure what our murder per capita is however it would probably beat out any towns this size by far. at the same time our local government body is cutting spending in emergency services. this area has seemed to become the most violent place i have ever seen. in the past year we have had 6 murders linked to nick sheley, 2 domestic murders, shootings at our local swimming lake, 3 murders linked to gangs, 3 murders linked to drugs, and many more violent episodes its like watching cops in our back yard . our area needs help what our local officials can do and what they cant do isnt enough we need more help in this little town. before it gets even more out of control. its too much for them to handle. UPDATED:Sterling police have comfirmed the reason Mr jaun Lopez was murdered. An altercation began over Mr. Gomez owing Mr. Lopez money for rent in which Gomez and the other two suspects had promised Lopez for staying in his home. The other two suspects are in custody on $1 million bond. Mr. Lopez's freind was treated at cgh medical center and released Sunday evening.