UPDATE: Crime Stoppers increases Corey Harrell Jr.’s reward to $20,000

UPDATE, October 31, 2022, 3:23 p.m.: A total of $20,000 is now being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Corey Harrell Jr.

Exactly four years ago, on October 31, 2018, Harrell was shot and killed while driving his vehicle past Moline City Hall. It has been four years and no arrests have yet been made in this case. The family and the police demand justice.

Moline police have listed three persons of interest in the case: Alonzo Cole, 24; Thomas Elijah-Hughes, 22, and Preston Orr, 26, according to a Monday statement from Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities.

Moline Police are seeking further information on this case. The crime happened in broad daylight. There were people around who might have seen something. If you saw something but didn’t say anything, the police and Crime Stoppers want to know.

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is offering its maximum reward of $2,500 and additional donations of $17,500 have been raised by those affected. That’s a total of $20,000 in reward money on offer. The additional $17,500 reward is available until December 31, 2022.

If you have information, do the right thing! Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip using the free P3 Tips app. They will not bear your name. All tips are anonymous. Harrell’s family held a walk of remembrance this morning, October 31st in the Moline Town Hall area.

EARLIER: The family of Corey Harrell Jr. held a memorial walk and balloon release Monday near Moline City Hall.

Halloween brands the fourth anniversary of the homicide of Corey Harrell Jr..

The police and family are still looking for answers and asking for the public’s help. Harrell was shot and killed while driving his vehicle past Moline City Hall.

No arrests have yet been made.

Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Mark M. Gagnon