Update: RPD call log shows this as as a weapons violation.
UPDATE from the Winnebago County Coroner: The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Trequan Stamper-Ashfor
Sources are reporting a serious shooting scene in Rockford.
Reports of at least two shooting victims.
The victim was shot in the head and chest.
It happened near 311 Albert ave in Rockford.
No suspect information at this time.
UPDATE: Confirmed fatal. At least one of the victims has died. Reports are saying this is possibly a double fatal. We can only confirm the 1 fatal right now, but reports are saying this is possibly a double fatal. RPD has yet to release information.
UPDATE: Officials said that Mr. Fort was beaten and assaulted in the 600 block of West Stephenson. Then was dumped in a vacant lot in the 500 block of East Iroquois. Police do not believe this is a random attack.
The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Thomas Fort. Police have taped off a house in the 600 block of West Stephenson, that is related to the scene. Still developing.
Death investigation near Freeport
It happened around 7:00 am this morning in the 500 block of East Iroquois Ave near Freeport.
Reports of an adult male was found dead near this location.
We’ve been told he was murdered, The police are saying it is a death investigation.
We got an email from William Pickering’s manager. He said: William goes by BillyDaKid079 and is a recording artist. He was formerly know as GMEBE Bandz and EBE Bandz. He is asking the public to help search for William. Please help find him! Not knowing if he’s alive or dead is a lot worse than knowing if he was dead.
UPDATE: RPD will only say they are investigating “Suspicious Activity”
Sources are reporting a scene on the west side near 500 Fisher ave in Rockford. We been told this is a possible murder investigation. But police have yet to release any information on this scene.
RS Source said: “There has been a scene on Fisher and Haskell on the west side all morning. lots of police, police yellow tape and one garage door up with a red vehicle in it. Don t know what’s going on but I live around the corner n I have kids I would like to know if I should be aware of anything. Cop told me “Were doing an investigation” my response was “Well DUH”. They are there n have been there since early this morning Fisher and Haskell”
Note: They been there since at least 10 am this morning, and still on scene as of 6:30 pm. Several sources are reporting it to be a murder scene. RPD has yet to release any information.
Sources are reporting emergency personnel on Gilbert in Rockford this morning. Sources also reported the coroner on the scene. We been told it was a person that passed away and that this is a death investigation call.