Around 1 am this morning officers were chasing a vehicle that fled from them in Rockford. The suspect dumped the vehicle at Fairgrounds Housing and fled on foot. He was a black male, 5’6, 150 lbs wearing blue shorts. Last seen headed across the foot bridge. Police are setting up a police perimeter in the area. Still developing.
UPDATE: A police K-9 unit is assisting in the track of the suspect. They have a female passenger detained.
UPDATE: Police were tracking with the police K-9 when they saw the suspect running through the Fairgrounds Housing. They were able to detain the suspect in the 300 block of Underwood. Suspect threw a backpack over a fence. Police have located the backpack. There is a gun and drugs inside the backpack.