On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at about 1:15 p.m. detectives from the Rockford Police Department Gang Unit assisted by officers from the Rockford Housing Authority Unit attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of 5th Avenue and 6th Street. The suspect vehicle, a black Nissan, was occupied by two subjects believed to be involved a recent shooting incident in Rockford. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle it fled at a high rate of speed. Rockford Police Department officers and detectives terminated their pursuit of the vehicle after a short time.
Officers from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police continued to pursue the suspect vehicle. Near the intersection of Charles Street and 23rd Street the suspect vehicle collided with a marked Winnebago County squad. Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident. The deputy and both suspects were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A handgun, and other contraband have been recovered as a part of this investigation. The name of the suspects and further details are not available pending review by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.
No further information is available at this time.
Around 1:40 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched for a serious accident on Rockford East side. It happened in the area of Charles and 23rd. Injuries were being reported at the accident scene. Some were believed to be life threatening. They requested extra manpower to the scene. This is still developing. Avoid the area.