Mother Hopes for Answers 3 Years After Son's Murder, Police Need Tips

Published 08/11 2014 07:38PM

Updated 08/11 2014 07:50PM

PEORIA - Three years after Albert Billups Wilson’s death, family and friends continued raising awareness about the dangers of gun violence.

They walk to Glen Oak Park from the young boy’s grave site.

“Little Albert,” as he’s known by family, died while sleeping at a Peoria home. He was killed by a bullet fired during a drive-by.

Police do not have any suspects in custody in connection to this case, and that's something that's still burdening “Little Albert's” mother.

“We need justice,” his mother, LaTisha, “We need peace of mind.”

She said her mind won't rest until her son's murder is solved.

“He was in the bed sleep,” she exclaimed.

Albert was just eight years old when that bullet hit and killed him. His mom says there's someone out there who has information.

Now, three years later, she hopes someone will speak up and fill an emotional void.

“We need everybody to come forward!” said LaTisha, “Not only for just my son, but you got to think about these other kids that's got killed just for nothing.”

Albert's family isn't alone in its search for answers.

Peoria police department calls its stifled investigation frustration.

“Because we don't have a suspect in custody. But it's an active murder investigation and it'll stay active until this case is closed. “

Capt. Mike Scally said people talk when things like this happen.

He now thinks they should be talking to police.

“Give us something to follow up on.”


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