Police Getting Closer to Freeman Murder Suspect

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    Boy Shot 22 Times |
    Robert Freeman Jr., 13, was shot as many as 22 times when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of people in the West Pullman neighborhood. Freeman was the only person hit and police suspected the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

    Police are getting closer to finding their suspect in the murder of 13-year-old Robert Freeman.

    Several people have come forward to identify the suspect, police said Friday. And on Sunday, police added that their suspect is between 18 and 22 years old, Chicago Breaking News reported.

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    Theresa Lumpkin says her 13-year-old son, Robert Freeman Jr., was shot multiple times on a South Side Chicago street. (Published Thursday, July 29, 2010)

    Freeman was shot while riding his bicycle in the 11500 block of South Perry Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood Wednesday night. After the gunman shot Freeman once, he walked over to the boy, who was lying bleeding on the pavement, and stood over him, pulling the trigger again and again.

    Police have said they are not sure of the motive, nor whether it was a case of mistaken identity that led to the brutal murder.