Victim Beaten And Then Shot in The Head in Rockford

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On Friday November 25th, 2016 at around 11:00 PM, Rockford Police responded to 1203 7th St in reference an aggravated battery with a firearm complaint. Upon investigation, one shell casing was found in front of the business. A local hospital called stating a gun shot victim had just arrived. A 54 year old male had sustained a gun shot wound to the head. The bullet had grazed the side of his head while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 1203 7th St. The victim stated he was waiting for a friend to come out of the business, when he observed his friend being confronted by a group of unknown black males. The group of black males then started beating on his friend at which point the victim exited the vehicle to also confront the suspects. 3 out of the 4 black male suspects then pulled out handguns, so the victim and his friend ran back to get into their vehicle to leave. One of the black males then pointed a handgun at the vehicle and fired one round through the front windshield grazing the head of the victim. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim is at a local hospital and is in stable non-life threatening condition at this time.

Suspect description:
Suspect 1: black male, around 6’00” tall, around 180 lbs, wearing a black hoody. In possession of a handgun fired one round.
Suspect 2: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 3: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 4: black male, unknown further.

This is an on-going police investigation



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Armed Robbery To Rockford Barber Shop

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Just before 12:30 there was an armed robbery at a barber shop.
In the area of 7th st and 15th ave.

Rockford police are encrypted, so no other information

Update via the un-encrypted airwaves of the ISP: 

The location is in the 1500 block of 7th. 2 Male blacks wearing dark clothing last seen in a black or dark green vehicle that was occupied by approx. 7 suspects.  Black grand prix with tinted windows is also possibly involved. Last seen on 15th ave westbound.

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On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1217 hours, Rockford Police Officers responded to Top-Notch Cutz located at 1535 7th St in reference to an Armed Robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with the complainant and several customers who were inside of the business during the course of the incident which was later determined to be an Aggravated Assault. The victim left the scene prior to officers arrival. Preliminary investigations indicate two black males entered the business and one of them was armed with a handgun. The armed suspect approached an adult black male customer and pointed a handgun at the customer. The suspects left the business shortly after the assault. Possible suspect vehicles are a dark green BMW SUV and dark gray sedan with tinted windows. This investigation is still on going.

 

 




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