FREEPORT, IL (WTVO) — The mother of a 32-year-old man who was shot in the streets of Freeport last year is still waiting for justice.
Justin Capp was one of two men in Freeport who was shot dead on November 18, 2021, as he left a gymnasium where he was playing a recreational basketball game. No arrests have been made.
Robbie Capp, Justin’s mother, said, “A year without arrests is incredibly painful. ‘Whoever did this is free.'”
Cap said he fears his son’s murder will go unsolved, further delaying the family’s healing process.
“There’s really no progress until one or more people are punished,” she said.
Justin Cap was in a car near South Galena Avenue and West Pleasant Street with 36-year-old Terrence Haynes and another man when gunshots rang out. Cap and Haynes were beaten and he later died at FHN Memorial Hospital. A third man was uninjured.
Cap and Haynes were the fourth and fifth murder victims in Freeport in 2021. They were part of a circle of friends who picked up his basketball game in the area.
Haynes was known to love basketball and was expected to play in a charity game against members of the Freeport Police Department. Cap is a Veteran and from 2008 he served in the US Army until 2011.
It is unknown if they were the intended targets. A day after the killing, police said they were investigating whether the men had an encounter with a local gang or were caught during an unrelated shootout. I have no doubt.
Police Chief Matt Summers said at a press conference, “Recently, the violence has reached extreme levels.” [shootings] Where human life is not considered, or who may be the intended target. ”
Either way, Robbie Cap believes she knows who killed her son and Terrence Haynes. I said we need to talk.
“I know people know things,” she said. should be severely punished.”
the cap is fundraiser To enable law enforcement to buy more surveillance equipment, she said, it can be used by law enforcement to catch more criminals.
Cap said if police had more such equipment last November 18, they would have had a better way to identify two men seen near the shooting site. .
It is unknown whether the men seen in the area were involved in the killing. But Cap said it wasn’t fair that those responsible were still there.
“The fact that they were able to spend last year with their families is more than what we were able to spend with Justin.
If you have information about the shootings of Justin Cap and Terrence Haynes, please contact Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222 or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.
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