Rockford Scanner™: One Shooting Victim Just Now in Rockford, Still Developing


The adult male victim shot in the 4900 block of Harrison Avenue succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. His identity is not being released at this time. RPD investigating the incident as a murder.

RS Source

Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

Sources are reporting numerous emergency personnel working a shooting scene in the 4900 block of Harrison ave, around 8:15 pm.

Reports of several gunshots were fired and one person was struck by the bullets.  Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Update: The male victim around 30 years old was shot in the back. Life threatening injuries, according to sources.

Suspects are reported to be 2 black males, that fled on foot behind the apartment complex. Then got into a smaller Gray vehicle that was last seen on Harrison.

If you have any information, please call the RPD.

RPD has not yet released any information at this time.

UPDATE from the RPD on the 2 different shooting scenes: RPD on scene of 2 separate shootings: one person shot in the 4700 block of Harrison. That victim was transported to hospital, condition unknown at this time. Location of second shooting still unclear, but female victim suffered non-life-threatening wound to arm.


Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victims At A Machesney Park Bar

UPDATE: Cronies is closing their doors



On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Winnebago County Deputies were dispatched to Cronies’ Bar, 9032 N. Second St., in Machesney Park for a person shot.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Javon Bea Hospital Riverside where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported that the victim was involved in an altercation shortly before being shot.

A short time later, Javon Bea Hospital Rockton reported that a male had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim was treated and released for a non-life threatening.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives identified a suspect during the investigation and met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on the following charges:

~Kenneth J. Johnson Dob: 09/16/91 of Rockford

-First Degree Murder (8 counts)
-Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
-Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Bond was set at $5,000,000.00 cash.

The victim was identified as Russell D. Jefferson (age 31) of Rockford. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday.

The charges against Kenneth J. Johnson are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two victims are confirmed shot. One of the victims is confirmed dead. This is now a murder investigation. The other victim is allegedly shot in the hand/arm, and officials said that victim is suffering from non life threatening injuries.  Police have yet to release any suspect information. 

Note: Police labeled this double shooting as a “Special patrol request”

Reports of 2 people have been shot during a birthday party at Cronies Grill at 9032 N 2nd st just after 1:30 am.  (We have been told there is possibly up to 4 shooting victims, 2 at the scene and 2 self transported) It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time, we have been told that one of the victims possibly has life threatening injuries but officials have not yet confirmed this.  The victim with the alleged life threatening injuries was found laying on the dance floor area of the business. The other victim at the scene is alleged to have been shot in the hand/arm area. Reports of an argument, then several shots were fired. Two ambulances were on scene, along with numerous police officers from several jurisdictions. Police were searching for a suspect in the area, they found a vehicle with a gun inside it and think it is possibly related to this shooting, but they are not yet sure and are investigating it further.  Several officers and emergency personnel from several jurisdictions were on scene (WCSO, LPPD, Roscoe, Rockton, ISP, HRFD, NPFD).  Police have not released any information on this shooting yet, if they do we will update this.

Video from the party inside the bar, just a few minutes before the shooting. Video by Tim B.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Machesney Park.

Reports of at least one shooting victim at Cronies at 9032 N Second st in Machesney Park, around 1:40 am.  The victim is reported to be on the South side of the building.

UPDATE: Reports of a 2nd shooting victim.

Several emergency personnel from several jurisdictions are on scene.

Unknown on suspect information, police have not released any information.

Still developing.

Reports of this musician was playing there tonight for a party.

RS Source

Rockford Scanner™: Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Concealing A Homicide, Etc… In Reference To A Recent Murder


On December 10, 2018, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives began a homicide investigation when the body of Jamie R. Stephens, age 31, was located in the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives subsequently identified suspects and arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 of Rockford on January 23, 2019 and Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 on April 1, 2019, who were charged with several counts of First Degree Murder.

On October 1, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges on a third individual.

On October 3, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with the Janesville Police Department located the suspect at a home in the 2300 block of Dartmouth Dr., Janesville, Wisconsin. The suspect was taken into custody and lodged in the Rock County Jail awaiting extradition on the following charges:

~Amber N. Brewer Dob: 04/28/1992 of Janesville, Wisconsin

-Aggravated Kidnapping (2 Counts)
-Aggravated Unlawful Restraint (2 Counts)
-Concealment of a Homicidal Death (2 Counts)

The charges against Brewer are merely accusations and she is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Fire, Shots Fired, Standoff in Rockford

Updates from the RPD: SOUTH AVE. LATEST: Subject peacefully surrendered following negotiations with RPD Crisis Negotiation Unit and is in custody. Press release forthcoming with more details.

SOUTH AVE. UPDATE: Subject barricaded inside a residence. More info to follow when available

Police activity in the 300 block of South Ave.  Rockford Fire also on scene. Please avoid the area. More info to follow when available.

Sources are reporting a scene that has numerous emergency personnel from the Rockford Police, Rockford Fire and SWAT on scene in the 300 block of South ave.

Sources said a man lit a vehicle on fire.  Possibly with someone inside it, but not confirmed yet.

And is now currently in a standoff with police in the 300 block of South ave.

We have been told shots were fired, it is unknown if police fired their guns or the alleged suspect. (Note: We have been told by numerous sources that gunshots were heard. Only a handful of people said it was the vehicle)

The vehicle was fully engulfed.

RPD has not yet confirmed or released any information on this incident.

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Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot In The Head in Rockford, Still Developing



NEW CHARGE: The suspect in custody for the deadly 6th St. shooting on Tuesday now faces a new charge. Today, the Winn. Co. State’s Attorney’s Office authorized a charge First Degree Murder. That’s in addition to the 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 1 count Agg. Battery w/ Firearm

6TH STREET SHOOTING LATEST: The 30-year-old male victim shot on Tuesday at 6th St. and E. State has died from his injuries. His name is not being released at this time. Additional charges for the suspect, Jamie Pearson, are pending review by the SA’s Office

6TH STREET SHOOTING ARREST: 28-year-old Jamie Pearson was taken into custody last night following Tuesday’s shooting on 6th St. that injured 2 people. The incident was not random. He now faces attempted murder and aggravated battery charges

Sources told us the suspect vehicle is a dark colored impala with tinted windows, damage to the driver side rear quarter panel, no hubcap on the passenger side, and no front plate. Last seen southbound on 6th st

Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford. 

It happened just before 3 pm today near State and 6th st.

Reports of several shots were fired and one person was shot in the head.

A victim was reported to have been seen laying in the roadway.

Possible multiple victims but not yet confirmed.

Police have the area blocked off.

RPD has not released any information.

The suspect(s) are still roaming the streets of Rockford, police have not released any information on the incident or suspects

UPDATE: RPD released the following info: SHOOTING UPDATE: Initial investigation shows shots fired between two vehicles traveling SB on 6th near E. State. Two people struck in one vehicle – one has life-threatening injuries, unknown on other victim’s condition at this time
NOTE: A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal shooting, but not yet confirmed.



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.