Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Assault With A Firearm In Rockford

Update: Sources sent us a photo of a Red Impala stopped by police in front of the District Bar on W State in Downtown. Suspect has been detained while police searched the vehicle. 

Unknown if this is the alleged suspect. Police say it was the alleged suspect they were searching for. 

People who know the alleged suspect said he was not the alleged suspect in this incident, and the police did not locate a gun in the vehicle.

Sources are reporting an aggravated assault with a firearm in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of Lafayette in Rockford. 

Suspect fled in a Red Impala. 

 Sounded like it might have happened at a local park nearby at 2nd and Jefferson, but not confirmed. 

Assault with a firearm is a specific form of assault. It is sometimes considered a sub-category of higher assaults called aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument. Assault with a firearm is considered an aggravated charge because of the use of a firearm.