Rockford Scanner®: Two Shooting Victims At A Rockford Business






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Update from the Winnebago County Coroner:


From the RPD:

MURDER INVESTIGATION: On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 shortly after 9:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Taco Bell (2602 Auburn Street) in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male and a 37-year-old female victim in a vehicle in the parking lot. Both were transported to a local hospital where the male was pronounced deceased. His identity is not being released at this time pending family notification. The female’s injuries are considered serious, but non-life-threatening. At this time, the incident does not appear to be random.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900. No further details are available at this time.


Details are still minimal right now.

Sources reporting 2 confirmed shooting victims at a Rockford business.

It happened at Taco Bell in the 2600 block of Auburn st

One of the victims has life threatening injuries, doing CPR on the victim.  Unknown on the other victims condition.

Update:  One of the victims is a female that was shot in the stomach area. The other is a male shot in the lower right region, possibly the hip.

Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption

Still developing

UPDATE ON SUSPECT INFO: Dark Chevrolet older model S-10. Occupied by several black males, last seen westbound on Auburn







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Rockford Scanner®:judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.






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(AP) — An Illinois judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.

Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw gave the order the day Patrick Pursley’s retrial was slated to start. He was convicted in 1994 for the murder of Andy Ascher, 22, during a robbery in Rockford, but last year Pursley, 52, won a new trial because ballistic testing proved the gun prosecutors used as evidence was not the homicide weapon.

The allegations against police arose after Ascher’s mother informed prosecutors a detective said to her after Pursley’s first trial that investigators never found the gun used to kill her son. She told prosecutors about the information last year after a judge ordered a new trial, but it was not disclosed to Pursley’s attorneys until days before the retrial was set to begin.

Now, prosecutors and the Rockford police department must turn over all paper and electronic records that mention Pursley’s case by Dec. 20, when an evidentiary hearing is scheduled. Pursley’s attorneys have also asked for the personnel records of the detectives who investigated Ascher’s death

But, in the meantime, defense lawyers want the case dismissed, citing misconduct by police and prosecutors.

“His life should not continue to be hijacked by their misconduct,” Andrew Vail, one of Pursley’s attorneys, argued in court.

Assistant state attorney James Brun agreed to the investigation into whether the detective’s statement to Ascher’s mother is true, but he pushed back on the request to dismiss the case entirely.

“The credibility of the statement needs to be determined before the court makes an appropriate ruling,” Brun said.

Rockford police spokeswoman Laura Madher did not immediately return a call for comment.

Pursley spent years representing himself during his prison sentence and successfully lobbied state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow him to use the Integrated Ballistic Identification System to retest the shell casings used to prosecute him. IBIS, which became available five years after his conviction, compares high-resolution, multi-dimensional images of shell casings to find markings unique to a specific weapon.

“I’m grateful but I’m also just dismayed,” Pursley said after Tuesday’s hearing. “I feel like this is never going to stop.”

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Very Cold Temps Tonight






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Across the region overnight, clear skies and diminishing winds set the stage for favorable radiational cooling. Anticipate lows falling into the teens area-wide overnight with some spots falling into the single digits. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 30s will continue to be much colder than normal Wednesday.

If you live in a mobile home, you might want to let your water drip from the faucets so they don’t freeze. Also bundle up the little ones (and yourself) when you go out in the morning!

 







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Rockford Scanner®: MABAS Toned Out For A Structure Fire At A Business






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Update:
Approximately 12:30 WinBurSew Fire department respondd to a structure fire at Buckeye Pipeline Company.
MABAS was called to ensure appropriate resources were available due to a lack of hydrants in the area.
A fire was contained to a small metal structure that was noticed by employees working nearby.
No Firefighters or employees were injured, and everyone is accounted for.

WinBurSew responding to structure fire 7245 Cunningham.

At Buckeye Pipe Line Co.

MABAS to Byron and Stillman FD’s for assistance.

MABAS Box 12 to the box alarm

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Home Invasion In Machesney Park






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Sources are reporting a home invasion in Machesney Park this morning.

It happened just before 8 am this morning in the 4900 block of Minns

Police are encrypted and have yet to release any information.

No other information is available at this time

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Shots Fired, While A Stolen Vehicle Is On Fire






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Sources reporting overnight the Rockford Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire in the area of Central and Preston.

The vehicle was reported stolen.

While they were battling the fire,  shots were fired nearby.

Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption.

 







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