RPD failed to add this call in their call log, See Above
Police have just announced they are filing murder charges on Juan Mora for the death of Za’Shawn Coats. They just announced the charges, and have yet to book him on these charges. Mr Mora is held in the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges at the moment. The charges are 1st degree murder, and will be held on 10 million dollar bond. He is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
MURDER INVESTIGATION: On Monday, January 21, 2019, shortly before 4:00 p.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of Kent Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male victim lying in the street suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
Based on the information available at this time, it is believed the victim was walking with a group of friends when they were confronted by an unknown number of suspects in a car. Shots were fired from the vehicle at the group, and the victim was struck and killed.
The identity of the victim is not being released pending family notification. Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are conducting a follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-968-7867.
This is now a confirmed fatal shooting. They are asking for more sheets at the scene. Unknown why at this time.
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
It happened in the area of Ferguson and Kent around 4 pm.
There is at least one shooting victim near this location. The victim is located in the roadway near this intersection.
Update: The injuries are fatal.
At the time of writing this, unknown on the suspect information.
Note: This is near the Saint Anthony Church.
The local police use this as a mini HQ to warm up, etc…. But police said this murder has nothing to do with the church, other than the scene is located outside of it.
This is still developing.
UPDATE: RPD has released this:
DEADLY SHOOTING: RPD is investigating a shooting that happened at approximately 4 p.m. Monday in the area of Kent Street and Ferguson. A male victim was pronounced dead on the scene. More info to come when available.
It happened around 7:45 pm in the area of Chestnut and Webster
No suspect information.
RPD did not log this call in the call logs.
Unrelated: Rockford Police were investigating another shots fired call on Eagle Drive around 4:20 pm. We been told there was a possible victim, but RPD has yet to release any information on either of these incidents.
NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Sources are reporting another stabbing victim in Rockford.
A person was reportedly stabbed in the head in the 3500 block of Seward ave in Rockford.
That is near Rolling Green (Colorado and Harrison ave)
Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.
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Multiple Shooting Victims Near RPD District 2 HQ
29 year old Shawnquez Edwards
25 Year Old Chiyara Nelson
SUNDAY MURDER UPDATE: A second victim of Sunday morning’s shooting in the area of Broadway and 8th Street has died.
One of the 29-year-old males transported to a local hospital in critical condition, succumbed to injuries sustained during the incident.
Officers responded shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 for a call of shots fired. A total of three people were struck by gunfire at an after-hours party. A 25-year-old female was pronounced dead early Sunday morning, the other 29-year-old male victim remains in critical condition. The names of the victims are not being released at this time. The investigation is still ongoing. No further details are available at this time. Anyone with information should call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
MURDER INVESTIGATION: On Sunday, November 25th, 2018, shortly before 2:30 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of Broadway and 8th Street in reference to a call for shots fired.
When they arrived, officers located a 29-year-old male shooting victim who was transported to a local hospital by a fire department ambulance. During that time, two additional shooting victims, a 25-year-old female and 29-year-old male, arrived at a local hospital suffering from injuries sustained during the same incident.
The female victim later died as a result of her injuries. Both male victims are being treated for life-threatening injuries. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident which is believed to have stemmed from an after-hours party. No further details are available at this time. Anyone with information should call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867
3 confirmed shooting victims. This is now a fatal shooting. A 25 year old woman has died. The 2 other victims are both 29 year old males. They are both suffering from life threatening injuries.
Call log note: RPD call log from 140 am – 4 am does not show this call at all. County call log shows service another agency at Broadway and 9th at 2:37 am.
Sources are reporting at least three people shot near the Rockford police District 2 HQ. Broadway and 9th street area.
Details are minimal right now due to the encryption.
Reports of approx. 3 people have been shot. Possibly more.
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UPDATE: This is a confirmed shooting victim.
A man approx. 26 years old was shot. He is listed in serious condition, but is expected to survive. No suspect information, due to the encryption.
UPDATE: RPD said “medical assist” But this is a confirmed shooting incident. Man was shot and is in serious condition, but is expected to live
Wonder how many of the “Medical assists” listed below, are also shooting victims?
Several sources reporting a scene at a Rockford gas station.
Numerous police and fire personnel are on scene at 3299 S Alpine at the Marathon Gas Station.
Crime scene tape all over the area and the crime scene unit.
RPD labeled the call as a “Medical Assist” in their call logs.
Seems to be a lot of police on scene for it to be a “medical assist” and why would you need crime scene tape up and a crime scene unit, if it was medical?
We been told it was a victim that was robbed and shot.
But can not confirm this due to the encryption.
You can see in the videos above and below, it definitely appears to be more than just a “Medical Assist”
Update from a fan: “I live in the neighborhood. Definitely not medical assistance. Owner said a person was shot, but not at gas station. I will send you pictures of area outside my house right after the ” medical asst” The officer said to me, reports of gunshot. Asked me if I heard anything.”
We are wondering how many of these “medical assists” are more than medical related?