Update #2 from the RPD: On April 29, 2019 around 12:30 PM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of 2200 7th Ave. for several reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, officers stopped several people in an effort to locate any suspects and/or victims. None of these people were determined to be suspects or victims. Officers located spent bullet casings in the 2200 block of 7th Avenue. Witnesses said two black males were observed shooting at a black car as the car was traveling in the 2200 block of 7th Avenue. No suspects or victims have been identified at this time. This investigation is still ongoing
UPDATE FROM THE RPD: Shots fired at approximately 12:30 pm in the area of 18th St. and 7th Ave. No one hurt. No one in custody.
Sources are reporting a shooting incident on the East side.
It happened around 1 pm today. Multiple gunshots rang out near 7th ave and 18th st. We can confirm shots were fired and RPD is investigating.
Kassey Heldreth said ” He was hit over the head with a bottle where he was stunned (surprised couldn’t move) than the other guy started hitting him. He went to his knees arms wide open completely blacked out while they just kept hitting him while he was unconscious. They took his earrings his wallet his keys. Dragged his body out, was gonna take his car till someone in two stalls from him heard what was happened and ran to help him.
His nose is completely shattered. His inner ear is completely shattered. The whole bone from under his eyes and nose is shattered. The bone above the top teeth is all shattered. He’s throwing up blood and his ear is bleeding and he has a bubble in his brain”
On 4-20-19 at approximately 2053 hours officers responded to 4118 Harrison Ave. in reference to a Strong Arm Robbery.
The victim was washing his vehicle when he was approached by two suspects from behind. One of the suspects struck the victim in the head.
The suspects then punched the victim several times before taking the victim’s belongings and an undetermined amount of USC.
Both suspects fled the scene on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
Suspect #1 is a white male, in his early to mid 20s, medium build, long brown hair. Suspect #2 is a white male, early to mid 20s, medium build, short brown hair, wearing grey sweatpants and a black t-shirt.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.
UPDATE: Sources said the alleged suspect is Daniel Gonzalez.
Update: Witness told us: ” I witnessed the Jeep rear end the Kia on State, then I saw him wipe out the porch of the house off Prospect, before he sped off. The Jeep in the pictures is definitely the same vehicle. The driver was driving erratically, swerving side to side and at very high speeds. I called 911 then went back to the scene of the first accident and gave a statement.”
Sources are reporting a few accidents.
Charles and 20th. Vehicle crashed into a pole. Reports of a vehicle trying to flee and then crashed. Unconfirmed reports are saying the person smelled heavily of alcohol and may be DUI.
Prospect and 2nd, a vehicle crashed into a house and the driver fled the scene.
East State st and Easton Parkway, auto accident.
Note: We been told the scenes at Charles/20th and 2nd/Prospect, might be related. We been told the vehicle hit the house and Prospect and 2nd first, then fled. Then he crashed into the pole at Charles and 20th a short time later.