Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot At A Rockford Club, Police Investigating




Scroll down for the video from the scene.

Editor note:
RPD says it was a male victim.
We been told the victim was a female.

On Sunday, May 5th, at around 1:35 A.M., a Rockford man was the victim of an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm when he was struck by a gunshot.

It happened at the Aragona Club at 320 Kent in Rockford.

The victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound, and was being held at the hospital for observation.

There was no Suspect description available at the time of this entry. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or CrimeStoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867).






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Rockford Scanner™: Perriyon L. King Sentenced To 90 years For Shooting Richard Griffin in Rockford




April 9th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Perriyon L. King (D.O.B. 11/9/1996) was sentenced to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Donna Honzel. King was found guilty of Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action Charges after a jury trial in October of 2018.

On April 5th, 2017, at approximately 4:35 p.m. Rockford Police were called to the area of North Longwood Street and Rural Street after several reports that shots had been fired in the area.

Officers found a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. The driver, 69-year-old Richard Griffin, had been hit by one of the rounds.  A second occupant in Griffin’s vehicle was not hurt.

Griffin was taken to the hospital, and is still being treated for the injuries he sustained.

Detectives learned the defendant, Perriyon King was firing shots at another vehicle occupied by two other persons near Longwood and Rural Streets when the vehicle Griffin was driving was struck.

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Pursuant to statute, the sentence carries a mandatory additional 25 year sentence up to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections. King was sentenced to 55 years on one count of Attempt First Degree Murder.

The defendant was sentenced to 35 years on the additional three counts of Attempt First Degree Murder and 15 years on Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Those sentences are concurrent to each other and consecutive to the 55 year sentence imposed for the Attempt First Degree Murder of Richard Griffin.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.  These sentences will be served at 85%.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

The Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action convictions merge with the Attempt First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm convictions.

 





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