Police still looking for 2 suspects in shooting

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

GALESBURG (AP) – Galesburg police say they’re still searching for two men in connection with last weekend’s fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

The Galesburg Register-Mail reports police are looking for two 18-year-olds – one on first-degree murder and firearms charges and the other for possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Dec. 22 shooting killed Javon Butler, whose body was found in the backyard of a Knox County home.

Galesburg Police Lt. James Bradford tells the newspaper that investigators are “getting a multitude of tips” and they’re checking “multiple locations” for the pair.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Galesburg Crime Stoppers.

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Information from: The Register-Mail, http://www.register-mail.com

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