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Police have just announced they are filing murder charges on Juan Mora for the death of Za’Shawn Coats. They just announced the charges, and have yet to book him on these charges. Mr Mora is held in the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges at the moment. The charges are 1st degree murder, and will be held on 10 million dollar bond. He is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
MURDER INVESTIGATION: On Monday, January 21, 2019, shortly before 4:00 p.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of Kent Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male victim lying in the street suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
Based on the information available at this time, it is believed the victim was walking with a group of friends when they were confronted by an unknown number of suspects in a car. Shots were fired from the vehicle at the group, and the victim was struck and killed.
The identity of the victim is not being released pending family notification. Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are conducting a follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-968-7867.
This is now a confirmed fatal shooting. They are asking for more sheets at the scene. Unknown why at this time.
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
It happened in the area of Ferguson and Kent around 4 pm.
There is at least one shooting victim near this location. The victim is located in the roadway near this intersection.
Update: The injuries are fatal.
At the time of writing this, unknown on the suspect information.
Note: This is near the Saint Anthony Church.
The local police use this as a mini HQ to warm up, etc…. But police said this murder has nothing to do with the church, other than the scene is located outside of it.
This is still developing.
UPDATE: RPD has released this:
DEADLY SHOOTING: RPD is investigating a shooting that happened at approximately 4 p.m. Monday in the area of Kent Street and Ferguson. A male victim was pronounced dead on the scene. More info to come when available.