On October 1, 2016, members of the Rockford Specialized Community Oriented Police Enforcement team went to the area of 1200 12th Avenue to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they observed several subjects standing in a driveway in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue. As officers approached the group, they observed a subject, later identified as 18-year-old Rockford resident Daniel Herrera, walk away from the group and discard a handgun. Officers subsequently arrested Herrera and recovered the firearm. Spent shell casings were also located in the driveway. Herrera was charged with the following offenses:
Reckless Discharge of a Firearm
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
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Herrera was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.A photo of Herrera is attached.
No further information is available for release at this time.
All charges are merely allegations and parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.