Man's death being investigated as homicide in Loves Park

Rockford Register Star
Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — A 30-year-old man was shot to death Friday night in Loves Park, police said.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue where they found a man in the backyard of his residence, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was later identified as Dijoune Nelson, of Loves Park.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene. The preliminary results of an autopsy indicate Nelson died as a result of a gunshot wound, according to a news release from the Winnebago County Coroner's Office.

No suspect descriptions were immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Loves Park Police at 815-654-5015 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

The homicide is the third this year in Loves Park.

Ken DeCoster covers business news and features. Contact him at 815-987-1391, or @DeCosterKen.

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