Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired, Several Vehicles Struck. Police Investigating

Note: RPD call log shows only 1 call on Hess ct on the 28th.  That was a “service to other agency” at 6 am.

There was several weapons violations calls recently, but none for this call.

On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 Officers were dispatched to the area of 1000 Hess Ct. reference several gunshots. Officers located 2 vehicles struck by gunfire.

Officers spoke with 2 victims who stated they were in a vehicle when they heard 4 gunshots. The vehicle they were in was struck by 1 gunshot. The other vehicle was struck twice but was unoccupied.

Victim stated they saw a white newer SUV fleeing the area west bound with unknown occupants. No injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or CrimeStoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867).


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Rockford Scanner™: Man Stabbed In The Head in Rockford

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Aggravated Battery: On Sunday, February 3, 2019, shortly before 12:30 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 1000 block of Hess Court in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers learned a 25-year-old male and a 42-year-old male got into an argument. The 25 year old was then stabbed once in the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 42-year-old suspect, identified as Taiwan Jones, remained on scene and was taken into custody.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against Jones.

Taiwan Jones, 42, Rockford: Aggravated Battery with a Knife

Jones was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Jones are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Sources Reporting A Man Stabbed In Rockford

It happened in the area of the 1000 block of Hess ct.

Sources said a man was stabbed near this location around 12:30 am.

The victim was stabbed in the head.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
The victim is approx. 28 years old and stabbed in the left side of his head.
Witnesses said he was bleeding very heavily, possible arterial bleeding.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

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