Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot in Rockford, Police Investigating


Rockford police released information today on a shooting that happened on Friday.

On Friday, May 31 at approximately 10:30 PM the Rockford Police Department responded to the 400 block of S. Henrietta St. in reference to a weapons violation.

Upon their arrival officers located a vehicle struck by gunfire. While they were investigating a 27-year-old male shooting victim arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was shot in the arm.

Officer learned a large group of people had gathered in a parking lot when an argument occurred. A male suspect then fired several gunshots and then fled the scene on foot.

At approximately 12:30 AM on Saturday the Rockford police scope officers located the suspect later identified as 46-year-old Murphy Doss, In the 500 block of Howard Avenue. He was taken into custody.

The Winnebago County states Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorize the following charges: Aggravated discharge of a firearm x2, Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful use of weapons by a gang member, no Foid card.

He was lodged in the Winnebago County jail. The charges against him are merely accusations he is considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law