UPDATE: Moline police release more information about victim/suspects in Sunday shooting

Published: Dec. 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM CST
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UPDATE 12/21:

Police say a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have been taken into custody following the death of 31-year-old William Fowler.

Left: 17-year-old Rory D. Bruno Jr., Right: 29-year-old Nathan C. Luten

Officials with the Moline Police Department released more information following the fatal shooting earlier in December.

Police say on Thursday, Dec. 20, the Rock Island State's Attorney's Office issued 1st-Degree Murder warrants for 29-year-old Nathan C. Luten, of Silvis, 17-year-old Rory D. Bruno Jr., of Colona, and a 15-year-old from East Moline.

According to officials Luten was already in custody at the Rock Island County Jail and is now being held on a $2,130,000 bond. Police say Bruno Jr., and the 15-year-old juvenile were taken into custody in Colona Thursday night and were taken to Mary Davis Detention Home with bonds at $2 million each.

Officials say the investigation shows the residence was targeted due to ongoing gang conflicts, however, 31-year-old William Fowler was not the intended target. Officials also say Fowler did not have any association or relationship with those involved.

The Moline Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the East Moline Police Department, Quad City Federal Gang Task Force, Rock Island County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, Colona Police Department, Silvis Police Department and the Rock Island Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500.

UPDATE 12/12 3:15 p.m.:

Police have released the name of the man who died after a shooting at Sunday at a home in Moline. 31-year-old William T. Fowler of Moline died from his injuries.

Police say their investigation shows that the home was targeted by gunfire, but Fowler was not the intended target.

Early in the investigation, police attempted to interview 29-year-old Nathan C. Luten of Silvis. While attempting to make contact, police say. Luten threatened to kill a Moline detective and fled in a vehicle when they tried to take him into custody.

Luten was located at a home in Silvis and taken into custody. Police say he is a suspect in the shooting death of Fowler and is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on charges of harassment by telephone with threat of death, threatening a public official and aggravated fleeing/eluding a peace officer.

Two juveniles are also suspects, but no charges have been filed specifically in Fowler's death.


UPDATE 12/11 5:42 p.m.:

Moline Police confirm the shooting of a man Sunday morning will "become a homicide investigation" on Thursday.

According to police, they have treated the case as a homicide since day one.

Moline Police say they will send out a press release Thursday with more information

UPDATE 12/10 9:24 a.m.:

Moline police say a man is in "very grave critical condition" following a shooting over the weekend.

Police say the shooting victim was taken to a hospital in Rock Island and then was flown to Iowa City. Officials expect to have an update on his condition on Monday.

One person is in custody and officials are reviewing the case with the Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office for formal charges. The suspect's name will be released once that has been completed.

UPDATE 7:57 p.m. 12/9/2018:

Moline Police have arrested one person in connection to a shooting early Sunday morning.

Only TV6 was on scene at a home on Archer Drive in East Moline where police are investigating an area in connection to the shooting in Moline. Police were also at a third scene in Silvis. Moline Police confirm to TV6 it is connected to the shooting as well.

Our crew on scene at the Archer Drive location could see officers searching a home and the area. Officers says the search is part of their investigation into the shooting.

Police say the victim was a 31-year-old who was transported to Iowa City. The condition of the shooting victim is not known. Police say they expect to put out a press release Monday morning.


Moline Police and the Crime Scene Unit spent nearly six hours at a Moline home after a TV6 viewer said she heard shots being fired.

In video sent to TV6 by a viewer, several officers are seen at a home near 8th Street and 4th Avenue around 6:30 Sunday morning. As day breaks, in new video sent to TV6 , you can see officers remained at the home just after noon and crime scene tape blocked off the street.

Shortly after 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a TV6 reporter went to the neighborhood, but police had cleared the area. Our reporter did see a home with several bullet holes and busted windows. We have asked Moline Police for information but have not heard back.

TV6 will update this story as we get more information.