Rockford Police said after several hours of negotiations with an alleged suspect, they tossed in some tear gas a few times, then the SWAT team went inside the residence and tried to arrest the alleged suspect. Police say the suspect then assaulted the officers that went inside to arrest him and then one of the officers fired his gun, killing the mentally ill suspect. An officer was also injured, unknown on the severity of the injuries. (RPD)
Update: RPD said via their call log there was an Aggravated Battery at 1126 Green st, same area as this incident. Possibly related.
Shots were confirmed fired at the scene, unknown at this time who fired the shots. Neighbors said police fired the shots and killed a person inside the residence. Neighbors said the victim was mentally ill.
RPD has not released any information on this, and are very quiet on this situation.
Several sources are reporting a large police presence on the west side of Rockford, working a scene.
They said it appears to be a police standoff, possible hostage situation near Green st. near Stanley area
Numerous police officers, Chief OShea, SWAT, Swat vehicles and a sniper are all on scene.
We have someone from RS en route to the scene to get more information
Check back later for updates.
RPD has yet to confirm this, but neighbors said the alleged suspect might have committed a carjacking this afternoon that involved children. That is why the RPD was first went to the residence, while investigating the carjacking at Stanley and Green
On 12/8/18 at around 3:05 A.M. Rockford Police responded to the PNC Bank, 225 N Court St in reference to a vehicular hijacking. The victim reported she was at the drive up ATM machine when she was approached by the suspect whom demanded she withdraw money to give to him. When she refused the suspect pulled her out of her car and fled in the victims car. The victim was not injured.
The stolen car was a silver 2003 Lexus 300 with IL registration of H885850. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s. Stocky build and around 5’5″. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket with a hood.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the police. If the car is located, do not approach the car and call the police.
Sources reporting another carjacking in Rockford.
It happened near the area of 225 N Court st around 3 am
(Might be 325 N Court st)
Vehicle is described as a Silver 2003 Lexus with a plate number of H885850
Suspect is a black male, stocky build, approx. 5’5 tall. A Brown jacket with a hood up.
Sources reported hearing multiple gunshots on the west side.
During the same time shots were fired, there was a carjacking at Green st and Johnston ave.
Shots were fired in the same general area of the carjacking.
Reports of people in two different vehicles shooting at each other.
Unknown if these incidents are related.
Police were chasing a vehicle on the west side a short time later, that ended near Winnebago and Garfield.
Numerous police officers were on scene. RPD, ISP, WCSO. They had a large perimeter setup in the area. Unknown what the suspects look like. At least one suspect was at large. They had a police K-9 assist in tracking the suspect, but was unsuccessful.
RPD did confirm a police chase and shots fired and the carjacking, but would not say if all these incidents were all related.
The vehicle ended up near the dead end of Garfield, just west of Winnebago in the eastbound lanes just before the stop sign.
Sources were reporting several officers out on foot searching the area of Liberty and Belden for shell casings, unknown if this is related to these incidents.
Unknown if these scenes are all related or separate incidents.