UPDATE, July 25, 2022, 2:20 p.m. — The Rock Island County Coroner has identified of the Friday shooting victim as Braylon Walker, 21, of Rock Island.
An autopsy is scheduled for today, July 25. This is still considered an open and active investigation by Rock Island Police and the county coroner’s office.
EARLIER: On Friday, July 22, 2022, at approximately 12:04 a.m., the Rock Island Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of 8th Street. When officers arrived, they located a 21-year-old man who was a gunshot victim.
The victim was taken by ambulance to UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, but later succumbed to his injuries, according to a Friday release.
The incident remains under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division; no further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Rock Island Police Department at (309) 732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500 or using the P3 Tips app.