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Shooting victim's girlfriend talks about Nelson Blvd. homicide


Less than 24 hours after a man is shot and killed in Rockford the woman carrying his child speaks out about what happened.

She asked us not to reveal her identity.               

Rockford Police are reporting the finding of an additional shell casing here at the crime scene, for them the story is about forensics, for the family living at 1428 Nelson Boulevard the story is one of loss.

"And I don't know what I'm going to do with this child with it being born and whatever without a father," said Jackson's girlfriend.

Dried blood marks the spot where Donmarquis Jackson took his last breath Monday night after being shot multiple times at a home on Nelson Boulevard.  Jackson's girlfriend was jolted out of sleep by the sound of gunshots.

Only moments earlier, she had been standing in the kitchen with Jackson, the two are expecting a child.

It didn't take many words for her to express her feelings.

"Hurt and a lot of pain."

Jackson's girlfriend didn't want to show her face on camera out of fear.  Just across the driveway, Harold Watters' family, including his young grand children were witnessing a homicide.

"Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.  And my daughter grabbed my grandson and just ran him right down the stairs there then she had to come back up here and told my grand daughter to stay upstairs and lock the door and she called 911," described Harold Watters.  He and his family have lived in the neighborhood for around a year.

Other neighbors seem to think this situation was bound to happen.

"We have a lot of drug activity on this street but I heard this was a drug house, I'm not sure."

Donmarquis Jackson was on parole for drug related charges.  Police still don't know who killed him.  If you know anything call Rockford Police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.

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