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UNDER ARREST: A Rockford man is now in custody following a shots fired incident. On Saturday, February 10, 2019 at approximately 12:10 a.m., Rockford Police Patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert for several shots fired in the 400 block of Albert Avenue. Officers located shell casings, but nothing was struck.
Rockford Police Narcotics Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, and were able to obtain a search warrant for 421 Albert Avenue. On Wednesday February 13, 2019, detectives executed the search warrant and located a loaded handgun, ammunition and more than 100 grams of cannabis. Detectives arrested a suspect, identified as 19-year-old Darius Townsend.
The Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office reviewed the investigation and authorized the below listed charges against Townsend.
Darius Townsend, 19, Rockford: Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, Possession with Intent to Deliver
Townsend was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Townsend are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.