UPDATE: Thursday afternoon, Sept. 30: A memorial fund has been established for Christian Rex, the East Moline shooting victim. According to the Christian Rex Fund Facebook page:
“He is the victim of a terrible crime, which cost him his life. He was a great person, and a father. He worked, spent time with his daughter, cared for his girlfriend Caela as they are bringing another baby girl into the world. Chris is survived by his oldest daughter Raelyn, his girlfriend Caela and soon to be newborn daughter, his mother Aimee, his grandparents, aunts and many friends and loved ones. We ask you to come together, and donate anything you can afford. All donations will go to his daughters, and funeral expenses to have him laid peacefully to rest. We thank everyone in advance, even if you cannot afford to donate, and simply just share our page. As it takes a little longer to receive go fund me money, we ask that all donations go to my cash app $KatlynRex because this is short notice and the funeral will be in a few days.”
UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 30 — The Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson identified the victim as Christian N. Rex, a 25-year-old man. The family has been notified. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1st. Detectives continue to work the homicide as information and leads are received.
EARLIER: The East Moline and Silvis police departments were called to Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, around 6:19 p.m. Wednesday after a report of a male with a gunshot wound.
A police report said the shooting occurred in the 1500 block of 8th Avenue in East Moline. The Illinois State Police CSI responded and processed the crime scene.
A news release said “the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.” The identity of the victim will be released pending notification of the family. Detectives from the East Moline Police Department are actively investigating the homicide and will release further information when it becomes available.
Anyone with further information can contact the East Moline Police Department at (309) 752-1555 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at (309) 762-9500.