On Sunday, June 2 shortly after 4:30 PM the Rockford Police Department RHA officers were on patrol when they observed three suspicious male subjects standing by a vehicle in the 300 block of 15th Ave.
During the investigation officers recovered a loaded handgun from the vehicle. One of the subjects provided officers with a false name. He was taken into custody and identified as 21-year-old Shannon Haynes. The other two subjects were released without charge.
Officers later learned the handgun was stolen from Milwaukee and are now working with the Milwaukee Police Department. Winnebago County states Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorized the following charges:
aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of a stolen firearm, obstructing identification, no foid card. Haynes was lodged in the Winnebago County jail. The charges against Haynes are merely accusations he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law