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Moline Police Ask For Information In Unsolved Murder Of Corey Harrell Jr.

 Moline Police Chief Darren Gault speaking in front of Corey Harrell Jr.'s family and friends.
Moline Police Chief Darren Gault speaking in front of Corey Harrell Jr.'s family and friends.

The Moline Police Department is asking the public for information related to a shooting three years ago.

Corey Harrell Jr.

In October 2018, 22-year-old Corey Harrell Junior was shot and killed while driving in downtown Moline. Since then, the Moline Police Department has repeatedly reached out to the public for more information.

On Wednesday, the MPD asked for information related to three persons of interest: Alonzo Cole, formerly of Rock Island, Thomas Elijah-Hughes, formerly of East Moline, and Preston Orr of Rock Island.

They are also looking for information on a black SUV believed to be involved in the shooting.

Moline Police Chief Darren Gault says he needs help from the community to shed light on the relationship between the men involved, and the reason Harrell was targeted.

"Anyone with information about this homicide, specifically with relation to Cole, Elijah-Hughes, or Orr, around October 31, 2018, including whereabouts, vehicles, or associates, are asked to contact the Moline Police Department. No piece of information is too small."

Gault stood with Harrell's family and friends in front of the Moline Police Department Headquarters, asking the community to reach out and help bring a close to this three-year-old case.

"It's not going to bring their son back, but it will give them some closure on this that has been lingering for 1092 days. Help us not make it another anniversary next year."

The investigation is still ongoing by the Moline Police Department. Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at 309-797-0401, or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500, or use the P3 Tips app.

There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

McCoy is a Junior at Augustana College majoring in Journalism and Economics. McCoy hopes to be a sports journalist one day.
Aaryan Balu first set foot in audio journalism at WTJU Charlottesville and WRIR Richmond, and now works as WVIK Quad Cities NPR's Fellowship Host.