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Rockford Police search for murder suspect

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Police are searching for a Rockford man wanted in connection with a murder that occurred last month. 

Tracy Barfield Jr., 21, of Rockford, is wanted on first degree murder and probation violation charges. His bond is set at $1 million for the murder charge and $500,000 on the probation violation charge. 

Rockford Police say officers were called out to the 300 block of Underwood Street just after 6 p.m. August 26 on a report of a shooting

When police arrived they found the victim, 25-year-old Marlon Pendleton, had been shot in the back. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

After an investigation into this case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office has authorized a warrant for Barfield's arrest. 

Police say Barfield is still at-large and they are asking the public for help locating him. 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Barfield is asked to contact Rockford Police, 779-500-6551, or Crime Stoppers, 815-963-7867.

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