Jamon Winfrey, a 14-year-old from Davenport who was killed in last Wednesday’s shooting incident, is just one of several kids who have died from violence in the Quad Cities within the past couple of months.
In December, Dylan McCalester was involved in a collision near 42nd Avenue and 6th Street in Rock Island.
Police found the 16-year-old in the driver’s seat of one of the cars after he was shot.
McCalester was a sophomore at Sherrard High School.
Authorities want 21-year-old Darvion Lard for first-degree murder in connection with that death.
Crime Stoppers offers a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Police say 14-year-old Lyric Stewart, of Rock Island, was stabbed to death during a fight at a home on New Year’s Eve.
She was a ninth-grader at Rock Island High School.
YouthHope — a center for at-risk kids with locations in Rock Island and Moline — says recent crime like what happened earlier this week is something they hate to hear, and they’ve begun to notice trends that lead to such risky behavior.