Around 5 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to 2 different accident scenes.
The first one is in the 300 block of Elm st, across from the BMO Harris Center. Sounds like it is in or near the parking area on Elm, across from the BMO. A Black minivan and a Black Dodge Ram are involved. Reports of injuries and possible extrication is needed.
UPDATE: They have updated the possible location near Green and Church.
The other accident is near Broadway and Eastmooreland. Injuries were being reported at this scene also. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. They have dispatched 2 ambulances to the scene.
Both these accident scenes are under investigation. Please avoid these areas.
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Officials have said that Sgt. Matt Kranz, a 17 year veteran of the Rockford Police Department, as the officer who killed Kerry Blake. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome
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
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 another shooting incident in Rockford.
This shooting scene happened in the area of Green st and Hinkley around 5:15 pm today.
Suspects fled in a black older model chevy blazer.
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RPD: On Tuesday November 6th, 2018 at 7:12 pm Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a walk in shooting victim.
Officers met with the victim who suffered from a single non-life threatening gunshot wound. Victim advised he was near the intersection of Green St. and Stewart Ave. when he heard multiple gunshots and was struck once.
Victim had no suspect information.
This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867
Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.
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.