Another Violent Night in Rockford (Shooting Victim, Multiple Robberies)
UPDATE from RS fan: They were doing CPR on the victim.
On March 5th, 2017 around 9:20pm Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 321 N Alpine in reference to a shooting victim. Once there officers located the victim, a 23 year old black male, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Rockford Fire transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. Officers learned that the incident occurred in the 100 block of Flintridge.
The condition of the victim is unknown at this time. This is an on-going investigation.
After we posted this, another shooting happened. More information on that shooting at http://rockfordscanner.com/2017/03/another-person-shot-in-rockford-still-developing/
At about 2244 hours, Officers responded to the 600 Block of Dawson in reference to a white female who was robbed. Two black males approached her and one of them produced a handgun. That subject reached into her purse and pulled out a coin purse containing USC. Both suspects fled northbound and got into a gray 4 door vehicle with a tinted rear window. That vehicle then left westbound on Rural St.
Suspect one is a 20 year old black male with shoulder length dreads, 5’9 130 pounds with a white bandana or shirt around his face.
Suspect two is a 20 year old black male with short hair, 5’9 130, all black clothing.
On 3/5/2017, just before 10:30 PM, Rockford Police Department Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of 8th Street in regards to an armed robbery to a citizen. When officers arrived they met with a 24 year old male and 21 year old female, who reported that they were robbed by three suspects, one white male, and two black males, while in their residence. The victims knew at least one of the suspects and allowed all three to enter their home. A short time after the suspects were allowed into the home, one of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded property from both victims. After obtaining several items from the victims,the suspects left the area. No injuries were reported and this case is still under investigation by the Rockford Police Department.
The suspects were described as follows:
#1 21-25 year old black male, short black hair, 6’03” 180lbs, wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt
#2 21-25 year old black male, short black hair, 5’10” 140lbs, wearing blue pants and a blue hooded sweatshirt
#3 21 year old white male, short brown hair, 5’07” 125lbs, wearing a t shirt, blue jeans
At approximately 1444 hours, Rockford Police Officers responded to 2200 Wallace Street (west alley) reference an Armed Robbery to a Citizen. upon arrival, they met with the 20 year old male victim who advised at approximately 1430 hours he met with 2 acquaintences in the alley west of 2200 Wallace Avenue to hang out. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded money while the other suspect searched the victim’s pockets. The suspects fled the area south down the alley on foot.
SUSP #1) B/M 16YO, 5’09” THIN BUILD
SUSP #2) B/M 19YO 5’04” THIN BUILD