UPDATE: A suspect rammed a police car, the police fired shot at the suspect. Suspect was in a Blue 2001 Ford Focus with a plate of AP89823 comes back to an address at 2805 Edelweiss in Rockford. Sources said the alleged suspect is Alexandro Marquez. Hispanic male, medium build in his 20’s. Public records shows he has prior arrests for DUI and operating an uninsured motor vehicle and also possession of cannabis. Police are searching for this suspect.
A neighbor said there was a roadrage incident involving the off duty officer and the alleged suspect. A lot of screaming and fighting going on just prior to the shots being fired.
OFFICER’S VEHICLE RAMMED: On Sunday, January 20, 2019 shortly before 6:30 p.m., an off-duty Rockford Police officer was the victim of a vehicular assault in the area of 8th Street and 5th Avenue.
During the incident, the off-duty officer discharged their weapon at the suspect vehicle after it rammed the officer’s vehicle. The officer was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. There are no known injuries at this time. (Sources said one victim was shot, RPD is saying no shooting victim) The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force was activated at the request of Chief Dan O’Shea and will investigate the incident. This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Sources are reporting a shooting on the East side.
Shooting is in the area of 8th st and 5th ave
Numerous police on scene, sounds like they might be searching for a suspect in the area. No other information at this time.
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.
On Wednesday 12/12/18 shortly after noon, Rockford Police responded to a local hospital in reference to a stabbing victim, an eighteen year old male. Officers learned the victim confronted a theft suspect in the area of 8th Street and 4th Avenue.
The victim was stabbed during the confrontation. The victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The suspect was described as a white or light skinned Hispanic male, mid twenties, between 5’08”-5’11” tall, medium build, wearing a dark sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect left the area on a bicycle.