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UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1000 block of 19th Street in reference to reports of multiple shots being fired and a residence being struck by gunfire.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to the occupants of the home and observed the damage to the property as a result of the gunfire.
During the course of the investigation, officers had contact with a 14-year-old male. The juvenile was found to be in possession of a firearm.
He was taken into custody without incident. The facts of the case were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and the following charges were authorized:
Juvenile male, 14, Rockford: Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Violation of the Firearm Owners Identification Card, Curfew Violation
The 14 year old was lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center. The charges against the juvenile are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.