Rockford Scanner™: Another Shooting Victim in Rockford. Suspects Shoot Victim During A Robbery in Rockford

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
Date: 07/05/2018 1:01 am
Location: Ridge Av. & Paradise Blvd.

On 7-5-2018 at approximately 1:01 AM Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to Rockford Memorial Hospital reference to a walk-in gunshot victim.

Officers met with the victim who stated he was driving near the intersection of Ridge Av. & Paradise Blvd. looking for a friend’s house when he was approached by two younger black males, late teens, one taller than the other (unable to provide further description) .

The victim stated the one of the suspects pulled a handgun and pointed it at him and stated it was a robbery. The victim stated he accelerated away from the suspects and the suspect fired one round from the handgun.

The victim was struck in the upper chest and he drove himself to the hospital for treatment for a non-life threatening injury.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Rockford Police Department or Crimestoppers.