On Saturday, February 11, 2017, shortly after 6:00 a.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Camp Avenue in reference to a home invasion. Officers learned that the suspect had entered the residence while armed with a handgun and confronted the 36-year-old resident and the victim’s 33-year-old girlfriend. The suspect demanded money while threatening the victim with the gun. During the incident the 36-year-old resident was able to flee the house. The suspect then fired several rounds from the handgun in the direction of the victim as he fled. The victim was not struck and no one was injured during the incident. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident and were able to identify the suspect, 20-year-old Malik Williams. The results of the investigation were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a home invasion warrant was issued.
Malik Williams, who was being held in the Winnebago County Jail on an unrelated charge, was served with a copy of the warrant on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
ARRESTED: Malik Williams 20 years old Rockford, Ill.
CHARGE: Home Invasion
A photo of Williams is attached. The charges against Williams are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Williams is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court