Victim Stabbed in Rockford
Update at 3 pm: RPD has yet to release information, but it appears a relative (Possibly son) is charged with the murder of 52-year-old David Joiner.
UPDATE: Rockford Police have still yet to release any information on this fatal stabbing as of 2:30 pm 2/14/18. The Winnebago County Coroner has released information on this murder. And has released the victims name and some information.
UPDATE: The victim is now breathing and being transported to a local hospital. He is approx a 50 year old male. The victim was stabbed in the chest and has defensive wounds. Still developing.
NOTE: RPD labeled this a medical assist call, and not an aggravated battery.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, shortly before 5:30 p.m. officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Christina Street in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located the male victim, 52-year-old David Joiner, suffering from an apparent stab wound. Rockford Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, the listed charges were authorized against the 21-year-old suspect, Justin Joiner, who is David Joiner’s son. Justin Joiner was later lodged in the Winnebago County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.
Following Justin Joiner’s arrest investigators were notified that David Joiner had died as a result of his injuries. The investigation is on-going and will again be reviewed by the State’s Attorney’s Office following the results of an autopsy.
ARRESTED: Justin Joiner 21-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Attempted Murder
Aggravated Domestic Battery
The charges against Justin Joiner are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
This is an on-going investigation and no further details are available at this time. Further information will be released when it becomes available.
Around 5:30 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched for a stabbing victim in Rockford.
It happened in the area of 1411 Christina st.
Details are minimal due to police encryption.
Man stabbed in the chest and stomach and is not breathing. The victim is laying in the yard.
No suspect information, due to the encryption.
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