Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged With Allegedly Killing A Man In Rockford, And Shooting A Woman


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against a Rockford man for a shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured.

Nelson Brown Mug

On June 27th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3300 Block of California Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim, in the driveway of the residence. The victim, later identified as Vincent Holland, was transported to a Rockford hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A short time later a female victim, also suffering from a gunshot wound, was dropped off at a Rockford hospital. She was identified as Shanice Tolliver and was treated and released. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.

As a result, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm charges were authorized against Nelson D. Brown(DOB: 8/15/1996).

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 31 years to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Brown is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $1 million bond.  He is scheduled to appear in Courtroom B at the Winnebago County Justice Center today, August 20th, 2019 at 1:30pm.

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.



Rockford Scanner™: Dead Body In Boone County

Update: Officials have identified the body that was found in Belvidere yesterday as 29-year-old Jory Jeff Ross Keller

Unknown if it is related to his death. But according to the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers, Keller was wanted for Burglary according to their website.

The chief has updated us and said the victim is a White male believed to be in his 20’s.  If you have a missing loved one that fits that description to call the police. The shots fired were unconfirmed.  Initial reports were saying there was gunfire and that is why the utility workers went to investigate, and found the body. But the chief did not confirm the gunfire. The cause of the death is under investigation, but they are treating it as a homicide at this time. They used a drone to assist in the investigation. The body was approx. 1/4 a mile off into a field/wood near Shaw rd, near Beaver Creek. Located East of Shaw rd, by the 2nd electrical pylon, approx. a 1/4 mile down the path along the trail. Close to the Beaver Creek. The area is thick with high grass and weeds approx. 6 feet high and the ground is like a swampy area, and kind of hard to navigate according to neighbors.

Sources are reporting a breaking news scene in Boone County.  It happened approx. 9:30 am this morning near Shaw and Williamsburg in Boone County

Reports are saying there was gunshots and now there is a person that is dead.

Utility employees found the body. 

Sounds like it was in the field/woods area between Shaw and Distillery rd near the Beaver Creek.

This is still developing.
No other information at this time.  

Check back later for possible updates. 



Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County

Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County. 

In the past police have labeled the following crimes under “In Progress”: Murders, Shootings, Stabbings, Robberies, Home Invasions, Death Investigations, Etc… 



Rockford Scanner™: Scene on The East Side, possible Body Found

Sources were reporting a large police presence working a scene on the East side. It happened around 4 am near 22nd ave and 10th st, near the alley.  

We have been told there was a body found.

RPD wouldn’t provide  any details at the scene and Officer Vasquez told us to call the media line to get info. We called the media line and no one answered. 

RPD has yet to confirm any details.

All we can confirm is several officers working the scene near this location and while we were on scene the officers had the crime scene tape in hand and they have not released any information or confirmed anything. And sources told us it was a dead body that was found. 



Rockford Scanner™: Stabbing In Rockford, Possibly Fatal


We sat on this story for many hours just to see if the local police would release any information on it to the public.  They did not, so we are going to post about it. 

Friday afternoon several emergency personnel were on scene of a stabbing. It happened in the 400 block of Oakley. 

At least one person was stabbed. We have been told it was possible fatal injuries. But as you know the police are encrypted and have yet to confirm this or release any information on it. 


Rockford Scanner™: Victim Just Shot in Rockford, Still Developing

Update: 1 confirmed shooting victim. The male victim is reported to be dead outside by a tree. Unconfirmed reports are saying there are 2 more victims as well.  1 confirmed, 3 possible shooting victims.

A man was shot in the chest at the same location the night before around 2 am. The victim self transported to a nearby hospital. It is unknown if these 2 shootings are related.  (Man shot in the chest last night, Man murdered tonight with possibly 2 more victims at the same location within 24 hours)

Police are currently using dogs to track the scent of the suspect in this murder.  That suspect is described as a Black male wearing a White shirt and was last seen running westbound in the yards.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened just after 2 am in the 1200 block of 8th st. Google maps shows it to be near 12th ave. 

Details are minimal right now. 

Approx. 5-8 shots were fired according to sources who live near the location. 

At least one  shooting victim near this location. We have been told it is a fatal, but not yet confirmed. 

Suspect is described as a Black male with a White shirt, last seen on westbound through the yards on  foot in the area. 

No other information.

 Source who lives nearby said: ”  I woke up from a dead sleep telling my daughter to get on the ground. This happened just 4 days ago also during the day (shots fired) while police where already on scene but they didn’t care there were 4 shots fired no one hit then! ”

MURDER INVESTIGATION: A 32-year-old man was found outside an apartment building in the 1200 block of 8th Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow up investigation into the incident which does not appear to be random.



Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot and Killed on Rockford’s East-side

The Winnebago County Coroner has identified the two victims as:
30 year old Phillip Butler
29 year old Trifari Hughes 

Rockford police are investigating a double homicide on Rockford Eastside.

It happen approximately 8:30 PM. One victim was located on Hutchins and another victim was located on Pearl. That is located in the neighborhood just east of Swedish American Hospital.

One victim was found deceased at the scene and the other was transported to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead. The victims are reported to be in their early 20s, but not yet confirmed.

Sources said between 3 to 6 shots were fired.

At the time of writing this, the Rockford police have yet to release any suspect information. This is still developing



Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Purposely Run Over A Victim in Rockford


Suspects Purposely Run Over A Victim in Rockford

Sources have told us around 2:30 am this morning, suspects purposely ran over a victim in Rockford.  It happened around 2:30 am in the 700 block of Royal ave in Rockford.

The victim was injured and had leg and head injuries.

Suspects fled the scene. No suspect information.

RPD has yet to release information on this incident.



Rockford Scanner™: Death investigation, Rockford Police Department are investigating


Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford.

It happened shortly before 11 PM and the 3500 block of Teal Lane.  That is located near West Riverside and Rockton.

Sources are reporting there is a dead body near this location and several police officers, and emergency personnel are on scene. The cause of the death is under investigation.  Sources said the death may possibly be suspicious in nature.  But as you know, nothing is confirmed at this time. Rockford Police Department has yet to release any information.

Update: After we posted this a source contacted us and said that it is an elderly woman victim.

Also, shortly after we posted this there was another death investigation on island ave in Rockford. No details on this scene at the time of writing this.


Rockford Scanner™: Shooting: 20 Year Old Man Is Dead After Being Shot in Rockford

UPDATE from the Winnebago County Coroner: 

MURDER: Rockford Police responded to a shooting this morning in the 100 block of Adams. The shooting incident proceeded to the area of State and Summit. A 20 year old male is dead. Police are searching for the suspect. They know who it is, but have yet to release the suspect information. Police had the area blocked off for several hours while investigating, but is now back open.

We have been told the suspect is in a silver jeep with a bike rack, going west on Revelle.