#1 In the area of Bennett and Summit in Rockford. Sources said there was a shooting victim near this location. RPD has only confirmed a medical assist. In the past, they have said shooting victims were medical assists. But they have yet to confirm the shooting, just saying a medical assist. There are several police, police k-9 and an ambulance on scene.
#2 On E State st near the Walmart, sources said there are numerous police working a scene near this location. It is not yet clear what is going on. RPD said it was a found juvenile.
#3 2900 block of 16th st. We were told there was a victim robbed and shot during the robbery. RPD only confirmed an in progress person call. In the past they have labeled both a shooting victim and a robbery as an in progress person. But they wouldn’t confirm it for this scene yet.
#4 Sources said they heard several gunshots near Trevor Circle. RPD has not confirmed any shooting victims yet. Only saying it is a weapons violations call.
#5 Sources are reporting a scene in the 2200 block of 10th st. Sources said a person was robbed near this location and was possibly stabbed. RPD has only confirmed an in progress person call near this location.
No other information on these incidents or suspect information at this time.
Police have taken Donald Ashford Jr. into custody on Tuesday March 5th 2019 and has been booked into the Winnebago County Jail around noon. His next court appearance is March 19th at 9am.
On October 8th, 2016, just after 3:00pm, Cherry Valley Police were called to the south parking lot of the CherryVale Mall after reports of a shooting. Officers located one male victim, who had been shot outside of the JCPenney’s store. The victim was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized against Donald Ashford, Jr.
Donald Ashford, Jr. (D.O.B. 8/26/1994) was indicted on four counts of Attempt First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and six counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon charges.
Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a minimum of 21 years to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.
The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.
UPDATE: Two shooting victims arrived at a local ER via self transport.
From RPD: On Saturday, January 12th, at around 3:40 AM, two Rockford residents were the victims of Aggravated Battery with a handgun while at a party in the 1500 block of West St. The victims had friends transport them to a local hospital for treatment of what turned out to be non-life-threatening injuries. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers – 815 963 STOP (7867).
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
A victim has been shot in the 1500 block of West st in Rockford.
On January 5th, 2019 at 2:12 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1400 Birch Ct. for a shooting. Once on scene Officers located a 25 year old male and a 36 year old male suffering from non life threatening gun shot wounds. Both male victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
During the investigation it was learned that a white Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows may be the suspect vehicle.
This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Around 2:10 am this morning, sources are reporting two people were shot in the Blackhawk Housing complex.
It happened in the 1400 block of Birch ct in Rockford.