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Suspect still wanted after man was found dead in Madison; victim's family speaks

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Robert Gilmore was found dead inside a vehicle at 4th & Washington Ave. in Madison, Illinois (Credit: KMOV / Police) Robert Gilmore was found dead inside a vehicle at 4th & Washington Ave. in Madison, Illinois (Credit: KMOV / Police)
Kevin Gardner should be considered 'armed & extremely dangerous'. He is being sought in connection to a Madison man's murder (Credit: Police) Kevin Gardner should be considered 'armed & extremely dangerous'. He is being sought in connection to a Madison man's murder (Credit: Police)
Dominic Harris & Eric Mason Jr. are accused of first-degree murder in the death of Robert Gilmore (Credit: Police) Dominic Harris & Eric Mason Jr. are accused of first-degree murder in the death of Robert Gilmore (Credit: Police)

MADISON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Two suspects are in custody and police are looking for a third after a man was found dead in Madison, Illinois on Nov. 13.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was asked to investigate after Robert L. Gilmore, 41, was found fatally shot in his vehicle at 4th and Washington Avenue just after 8 p.m.

"He was a people's person," said LaKeisha Spencer, Gilmore's older cousin. "He was loving, he was caring."

Spencer is Gilmore's older cousin.

"I'm just hurt because my cousin lost his life to the street and he was a hard, honest, working man," said Spencer. "He didn't even hang out in the street."

During a press conference Friday, officials said they had two suspects, Dominic Harris and Eric Mason Jr., in custody and are searching for a third, identified as Kevin D. Gardner. Harris and Mason are currently being held on a $2 million bond on a first-degree murder charge.

"These young brothers these days don't want to work a 9-to-5," said Spencer. "They'd rather sit back, rob, kill and steal."

Police warn that 26-year-old Gardner should be considered 'armed and extremely dangerous.' The suspect reportedly has a tattoo on the left side of his neck with the name of “Chaundra” and another tattoo on his right wrist with the name “Micah.” He is also wanted for previous warrants from unrelated cases of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

"I'll be at peace when they get him off the street," said Spencer. "I feel like my life is in danger."

Anyone with information regarding Gardner’s location is asked to contact their local police department or 911. Officials urge anyone who sees him to not approach him or attempt to apprehend him.

"I want to see justice served," said Spencer. "This one is not just going to be swept up under the rug."

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