On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 shortly after 10:26 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 500 block of Palm Street for a report of a stabbing victim. Upon arrival, officers determined the victim was stabbed multiple times following a verbal altercation. Rockford Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for medical treatment for injuries received during the incident. Officers detained a subject and subsequently contacted Rockford Police detectives to assist in the investigation.
After further investigation, detectives reviewed the results with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following charge for:
ARRESTED: Paul A. Freeman, 59-years-old, Rockford, Ill.
CHARGE: Aggravated Battery with a deadly weapon
Freeman was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail in lieu of bond. Freeman is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court. No further details are available at this time. Further information will be released should it become available.
RS Fans reporting Around 10:30 pm tonight there was a stabbing in the 500 block of Palm
The victim is approx. 20 year old and was just stabbed in the chest and possibly in the back.
Sounds like the victim was stabbed at least 3 times, but not yet confirmed.
No suspect information, due to the RPD being encrypted.
Note: Scanner traffic said a medical call then a possible shooting. RS Fans and trauma team audio said stabbing. So unknown if this is 2 different scenes or the same