Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Fatal Shooting



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Death Investigation: 19-389
On Friday 01/11/19, the Ogle County Sheriff’s 911 center took a call in reference to a subject with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Rochelle at 300 South Main St. #4. Rochelle fire and police personnel were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, a deceased male subject was located in the living room, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Rochelle Police detectives, the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Ogle County Coroner were called to the scene. The deceased is John M. Garza, 28, of Rochelle.

Witnesses on scene advised officers that the deceased subject had been playing with a handgun just prior to hearing a gunshot and finding the victim in the living room.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that several subjects had fled the scene. The firearm used in the shooting could not be located and it was believed that one of the subjects who fled the scene had taken the gun.
Ogle County Sheriff’s detectives were called to assist in locating the missing witnesses. The Ogle County Sheriff’s drone was used to check the surrounding rooftops for the missing weapon, with negative results.

Detectives were able to locate the individuals that had been in the apartment at the time of the shooting and take statements from them. Detectives spoke to one of the witnesses who took them to the weapon that was allegedly used in the shooting. The weapon was recovered and will be sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for processing.

The Ogle County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Monday 01/14//19

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident, Person Ejected From The Vehicle



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UPDATE: This is a fatal accident, one confirmed person dead.

Sources are reporting a vehicle has crashed into a field, in Rockford.

There is a vehicle in the field near Elmwood and Owen Center, Just North of this location. Approx. 300-400 feet into the field.

The vehicle has rolled over and at least one person was ejected from the vehicle.

Sounds like possible life threatening injuries, not confirmed.

Avoid the area for awhile.


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Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot In A Rockford Housing Complex



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From the RPD:

On January 5th, 2019 at 2:12 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1400 Birch Ct. for a shooting.  Once on scene Officers located a 25 year old male and a 36 year old male suffering from non life threatening gun shot wounds.  Both male victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

During the investigation it was learned that a white Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows may be the suspect vehicle.

This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.


Around 2:10 am this morning, sources are reporting two people were shot in the Blackhawk Housing complex.

It happened in the 1400 block of Birch ct in Rockford.

Two shooting victims.

One of the victims was shot approx. 6 times.

One of the victims was shot in the head.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: Man Just Shot In The Head in Rockford, Life Saving Measures Being Performed



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Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened near 2929 Sunnyside in Rockford.
This is Cloisters of Forest Hills.

Sources said there is at least one shooting victim near this location. A male victim was shot in the head and is barely alive and are performing life saving measures on the victim.

No suspect information at this time, due to the encryption.

Note: Some fans have said this might be self inflicted. RPD has yet to comment on this.

Still developing


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Rockford Scanner™: Victim Stabbed in Rockford, Possible Fatal Injuries



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Update:  Victim is still alive and left the scene.


Sources are reporting several emergency personnel were on scene in the 500 block of Kennon rd in Rockford.

We been told there is a possible fatal stabbing near this location.  One person was stabbed (possibly more)  and one victim was not breathing and they were attempting life saving measures on the victim.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Still developing

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Standoff, Possible Hostage Situation In Rockford



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UPDATE:

 



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

RS Source


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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes into AA House, Possible Fatal Injuries



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Update: It appears the vehicle was traveling East on Constitution Place, when it failed to stop and crashed head on into the house at 3527 N Court st.

Multiple emergency personnel were on scene.  At least three ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Three confirmed injuries. Homeowners were in bed sleeping when the vehicle hit the house.

Preliminary reports are saying one possible fatal. Officials said alcohol and weather conditions may have played a factor in the accident.  Check back later for updates.


Just before 2 am this morning, several emergency personnel were responding to a possible fatal accident.

A vehicle crashed into a house in the 3500 block of N Court st in Rockford. Google maps shows that to be at W Riverside area.

A vehicle crashed into a house.  Driver is allegedly under the influence.

At least one person is injured and is possibly fatal injuries.

The vehicle has caught on fire.

Avoid the area. Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Fatal Accident in Boone County



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Update: Officials have confirmed that Scott E. Overby, 55 years old from Janesville, Wisconsin is the victim.


On Thursday, December 27, 2018, at approximately 9:58am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Hunter Road east of Capron Road for a one vehicle accident. Deputies arrived and discovered that a Dodge Caravan had left the road and overturned. The driver, who was described as a white male, was the only occupant and was found outside of the vehicle.
Additional first responders including members of the Capron Rescue Squad, the Capron Fire Department, and Mobile Doctor One administered aid to the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Mobile Doctor.
Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Hunter Road east of Capron Road when it left the roadway, struck a culvert, and overturned. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
The identity of the driver is not being released at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, December 28, 2018, by the Boone County Coroner’s office


Sources are reporting a very bad accident in Boone COunty.

It happened in the 10300 block of Hunter rd.

A vehicle has rolled over and one person was ejected from the vehicle

Sources said a body was laying in the roadway and had life threatening injuries. They believed were possibly fatal.

Emergency personnel have they area blocked off. Probably for awhile. Avoid the area or expect delays. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: One Person Dead And Multiple Injuries, Fatal Accident in Rockford



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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.

Update from the Winnebago County Coroner Office: 


FATAL ACCIDENT: On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, shortly after 2:00 a.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of Kishwaukee Street and Brooke Road in reference to a serious traffic crash. Based on the information available at this time, it appears that a vehicle traveling southbound on Kishwaukee Street at a high rate of speed disobeyed the red light at the intersection and struck another vehicle that was westbound on Brooke Road. Following the crash, the suspect vehicle caught fire.

One of the occupants of the suspect vehicle, a 45-year-old adult male, was ejected and later pronounced dead at the scene. A 50-year-old adult female occupant escaped the suspect vehicle on her own, while a third occupant, a 46-year-old adult male, had to be pulled from the burning vehicle by officers. Both the surviving occupants were transported to a local hospital. The female’s injuries are serious, but non-life-threatening. The male is in critical condition.

The two occupants of the victim vehicle were unharmed. The names of the individuals involved are not being released at this time.

Investigators from the Traffic Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation into the crash. Further details will be released should they become available.

Sources said this stemmed from a police chase, but not confirmed.


Sources are reporting a fatal accident in Rockford overnight.

It happened near Kishwaukee and Brooke rd around 2 am

At least one person is confirmed dead. Two others are injured.

Sources said vehicle going southbound on Kishwaukee failed to stop for the red light at the intersection and  crashed into another vehicle that was westbound on Brooke.

It appears from witnesses at the scene, one person my have been ejected from a vehicle.  Or a pedestrian was hit.  The dead body was located outside near the Grant Park Tap sign, just underneath the sign.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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RPD said this on the accident: Rockford Police advises you to AVOID the 3000 block of Kishwaukee St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near Kishwaukee St and Brooke Rd has closed Kishwaukee St and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

Rockford Police advises you to AVOID the 3000 block of Kishwaukee St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near Kishwaukee St and Brooke Rd has closed Kishwaukee St and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

Kishwaukee St will remain closed around the crash scene as COMED replaces a downed pole and electrical lines.


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford



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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.

Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford.

It happened in the area of 128 N. Church St.
(Rock River Times address) Unknown if it happened at the Rock River Times, or in the apartments.

A male is confirmed dead at this location. The cause of the death is not yet known and is under investigation. Rockford Police Department are on scene investigating. No other information is available at this time.

This is still developing

 


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