On August 8, 2018, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Rockford Police responded to a residence in the 3600 block of Palmetto Road in regards to a domestic violence incident involving a subject armed with a gun. The caller reported hearing several gunshots fired inside the residence. Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the residence. The caller advised the 911 Tele-Communicator that they and another victim had barricaded themselves in a room of the residence and could see officers through a window. The caller advised they did not know where the armed subject, identified as Juckapun Wannaveg, was located inside the residence. Officers were able to assist both victims through the window and escorted them away from the residence to safety. A short time later Juckapun Wannaveg exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. Juckapun Wannaveg was determined to be unarmed at that time. Officers then searched the residence and confirmed there were no additional victims or suspects within. A gun identified as being used in this incident was recovered from the residence.
Based on the interviews of victims and witnesses Juckapun Wannaveg was charged with the following;
ARRESTED: Wannaveg, Juckapun 56-years-old Rockford
CHARGES: Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct 4 – Counts
A picture of Wannaveg is attached. The charges against Wannaveg are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Wannaveg is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
No further details are available at this time. Further information will be released should it become available. ###