Rockford Scanner™: Double Murder Investigation In Rockford, Still Developing


SUSPECTS ARRESTED: On Friday, July 19, 2019, shortly after 2:30 a.m., Rockford Police Patrol Officers responded to a call of shots fired at a residence in the 700 block of Bruce Street. Officers learned a 27-year-old female was dog-sitting for a friend when two suspects, both known to the victim, entered her house. The suspects, identified as 28-year-old Kelvin Langston and 26-year-old Douglas Hollyfield, then took turns shooting the dog several times. The dog died from its injuries. No one else was hurt. The suspects fled the scene.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident, which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. The below listed charges were authorized against Langston and Hollyfield, and warrants obtained.

Kelvin Langston, 28, Rockford: Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Gang Member, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and No FOID

Douglas Hollyfield, 26, Rockford: Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Gang Member, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and No FOID

On Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2019, investigators were notified that Douglas Hollyfield had been taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department.

On Friday, August 9, 2019 at about 12:15 p.m., Kelvin Langston turned himself in at the Criminal Justice Center and was lodge in the Winnebago County Jail.

The charges against Langston and Hollyfield are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

DOUBLE MURDER LATEST: Rockford Police investigate a double murder at the same location where a dog was shot and killed only weeks ago.

DOUBLE MURDER INVESTIGATION: Rockford Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Bruce Street. The incident does not appear to be random. Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900

Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Shooting Victims – South Beloit


 Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office have charged 18-year-old Logan Wunder of South Beloit with 1 Count First Degree Murder, 1 Count Attempted Murder, and 1 Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

A 17-year-old South Beloit boy was also charged with a pending criminal cased not related to this incident.

Further charges are pending until the investigation is complete.

UPDATE – 9 PM:  

22-year-old white male has died at a Rockford hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound to his head during a shooting Saturday afternoon just before 2 pm in the area of 100 S. Lincoln Street in South Beloit, IL.  The remaining two victims include; a 21-year-old man who is in critical condition at a Rockford hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and abdomen, and a 19-year-old man who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper chest.  He was transported to a Janesville hospital and later transferred to a Madison hospital.

The two shooting victims have been able to provide police with a name and description of the individual who shot them.  While witnesses have provided police with a description and name of the second suspect who was with the shooter.  The two suspects are described as a white males, that fled the scene in a maroon colored Chrysler vehicle.

About an hour and a half later, the two suspects turned themselves into the South Beloit Police Department.  They have since been transported to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department for further questioning.  At this time, charges are pending for both suspects and more details won’t be available until after questioning has been finished and the Winnebago State’s Attorney can look over the evidence from the case.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the South Beloit Police Department with the investigation. The Beloit Police Department, the Rockton Police Department, and the Roscoe Police Departments all assisted at the scene of the shooting this afternoon.

UPDATE:  Around 2 pm Saturday afternoon, an altercation between 5 male individuals led to shots fired and three gun shot victims.  The suspects in this shooting are said to be around 18 years old and fled from the scene in a red car.

One victim was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other two victims are in serious condition.

Original Story:

Details are very minimal at this time, but just after 2 pm, a call went out for three shooting victims in the area of Center St and Lincoln St in South Beloit.  South Beloit Fire department has asked for mutual aid from Rockton Fire Department and Beloit Fire Department.  South Beloit Fire Department has also just requested for additional paramedics to respond to the scene.  This is still developing, so please check back for more details.