HomeCrimeFatalBREAKING: Multiple Shooting Victims in Machesney Park, One Reported Dead. Possible Children Shot. Officer Involved Shooting

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SCANNER AUDIO OF THE CALL

 

 

Update on Rebecca visitation: 
Monday, January 2 at Harvest Bible Chapel of Rockford which is located at 5501 Windsor Rd in Loves Park, It will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The memorial serviceis from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Update from the Winnebago County Coroners Office

She was killed by being stabbed. Investigators say she was also shot, but died for the stab wound injuries.

 


Source: Social Media

UPDATE: The victim is 16 year old Rebecca Finkenhofer. The other victim, Cheryl Puckett was transported to a hospital in Madison. She was shot in the face. The alleged suspect is Michael Mernack, who is being held on a $200,000 warrant for aggravated assault and officers are guarding him at a local hospital. He was shot in the leg and chest area by officers in the driveway area of the residence.

Michael Mernack was an ex-boyfriend of the mother of Rebecca Finkenhofer.  He allegedly beat the mother recently. And an order of protection was taken out against him recently to help protect Rebecca and her family. He violated that Order of Protection last night.

Michael Mernack posted a chilling post (see below) on his social media just an hour before the fatal shooting. He allegedly kicked in the door of the residence  and shoot Cheryl Puckett in the face while she sat watching tv in the living room area.  Rebecca was in her room when she heard the noise. She encountered him and they went outside near the mailboxes and they fought. He then killed her in the doorway of the residence. A smaller child was inside the residence and hiding under some blankets, and was unharmed. Rebecca was protecting her family when Michael fatally killed her. Officers encountered him near the driveway area and shot him.

 

Source: Social Media

source: Social media

source: Social media


The alleged suspect Michael Mernack posted this an hour before the shooting:

” I’m fuc*ed up so if your on the sh*t list watch out”  on his social media site

Source: Social Media

Source: Social Media

 


Update: Michael E. Mernack 9/5/1980 is being held on a $200,00 for aggravated assault warrant. Officers are guarding him at the hospital. ~ Via the sheriff.

The criminal history, including the Order of Protections

The criminal history, including the Order of Protections

Source: Social Media


Press release about the shooting:
Source: WIFR


From the sheriff: 16 year old girl shot dead, grandma in hospital, police shoot suspect


UPDATE: Confirmed female juvenile dead, elderly female shot in the face. And one person shot in the yard/driveway. 

3 people confirmed shot. 1 Confirmed dead. 

Sounds like officers were originally dispatched there for a possible domestic and shots fired call. A person shot and killed a female juvenile and also shot an elderly person in the face. When officers arrived on scene, officer shot a person in the yard/driveway area. And then they discovered the juvenile and elderly person. (Unconfirmed)

Officers from many jurisdictions are on scene. Crime scene unit is on scene. They will have the area blocked off for awhile investigating this scene, so avoid the area.


BREAKING: Just after midnight several emergency personnel were dispatched for multiple shooting victims.

This happened near the 1000 block of  Minns drive, in Machesney Park 

Scanner traffic is saying there are multiple shooting victims. One is reported to be a juvenile. They said one is reported to be 10-79, (dead)

Officers are involved in the shooting. Sounds like they may have shot the possible shooter. (Shot in the leg and chest) 

UPDATE: Confirmed female juvenile dead, elderly female shot in the face. And one person shot in the yard/driveway. 

3 people confirmed shot. 1 Confirmed dead. 

Was originally called in as a person beating on a child.

RS fans are reporting they heard approx. 6 shots in rapid succession.

STILL DEVELOPING. AVOID THE AREA!

This is a very bad scene and will be blocked off for a long time. 




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