On January 31, 2017 at 1:16 PM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 300 block of Buckbee St. for a “911 Hang Up”.
Upon arrival the officers spoke to a 29 year old white male victim and a 26 year old white female victim. The male told the officers he had returned home and walked into the home to find a 38 year old black male suspect standing in his living room with an pocket knife in his hand. The male victim knew the suspect from previous contact.
The suspect lunged with the knife at the victim several times. The male victim was able to punch the suspect in the face.
This caused the suspect to flee from the house and in a black Dodge Nitro vehicle with Arizona license plates prior to the police arriving.
This investigation is still ongoing.