Two vehicle crash at 173 (Latham) and Belvidere Rd. Police and medics are on scene. All individuals are out of the vehicles. Unknown on injuries at this time. Please avoid the area.
It is with deep regret and profound sadness I wish to inform you of the passing of Lt. Randy Hilliard. Randy passed away this morning from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident (off duty) on IL Rt 72 just outside of Byron.
Randy began his career with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office on February 6, 1991 as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant and later Lieutenant holding many different positions within the Office. Randy will be deeply missed by his family at the Sheriff’s Office but more importantly his family at home.
I would ask during this very difficult time you keep Randy’s wife, children, parents and siblings in your thoughts and prayers.
The occupants of the second vehicle were extended members of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.
Again please keep the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office family, Hilliard family and Sgro family in your thoughts and prayers
Sheriff Brian VanVickle
Around 6:20 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to a motorcycle accident.
It happened in the area of Jefferson and 3rd.
There is an auto accident that involves a motorcycle near this location.
At least one person is reporting injuries.
Several emergency personnel are enroute.
Avoid the area.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office have charged 18-year-old Logan Wunder of South Beloit with 1 Count First Degree Murder, 1 Count Attempted Murder, and 1 Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
A 17-year-old South Beloit boy was also charged with a pending criminal cased not related to this incident.
Further charges are pending until the investigation is complete.
UPDATE – 9 PM:
A 22-year-old white male has died at a Rockford hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound to his head during a shooting Saturday afternoon just before 2 pm in the area of 100 S. Lincoln Street in South Beloit, IL. The remaining two victims include; a 21-year-old man who is in critical condition at a Rockford hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and abdomen, and a 19-year-old man who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper chest. He was transported to a Janesville hospital and later transferred to a Madison hospital.
The two shooting victims have been able to provide police with a name and description of the individual who shot them. While witnesses have provided police with a description and name of the second suspect who was with the shooter. The two suspects are described as a white males, that fled the scene in a maroon colored Chrysler vehicle.
About an hour and a half later, the two suspects turned themselves into the South Beloit Police Department. They have since been transported to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department for further questioning. At this time, charges are pending for both suspects and more details won’t be available until after questioning has been finished and the Winnebago State’s Attorney can look over the evidence from the case.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the South Beloit Police Department with the investigation. The Beloit Police Department, the Rockton Police Department, and the Roscoe Police Departments all assisted at the scene of the shooting this afternoon.
UPDATE: Around 2 pm Saturday afternoon, an altercation between 5 male individuals led to shots fired and three gun shot victims. The suspects in this shooting are said to be around 18 years old and fled from the scene in a red car.
One victim was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other two victims are in serious condition.
Details are very minimal at this time, but just after 2 pm, a call went out for three shooting victims in the area of Center St and Lincoln St in South Beloit. South Beloit Fire department has asked for mutual aid from Rockton Fire Department and Beloit Fire Department. South Beloit Fire Department has also just requested for additional paramedics to respond to the scene. This is still developing, so please check back for more details.