Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot In A Rockford Housing Complex

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From the RPD:

On January 5th, 2019 at 2:12 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1400 Birch Ct. for a shooting.  Once on scene Officers located a 25 year old male and a 36 year old male suffering from non life threatening gun shot wounds.  Both male victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

During the investigation it was learned that a white Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows may be the suspect vehicle.

This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

Around 2:10 am this morning, sources are reporting two people were shot in the Blackhawk Housing complex.

It happened in the 1400 block of Birch ct in Rockford.

Two shooting victims.

One of the victims was shot approx. 6 times.

One of the victims was shot in the head.

No suspect information at this time.

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Subject Arrested For Marijuana & A Gun After A Traffic Stop



On May 15th, 2018 at about 5:30 p.m., members of the Rockford Police Housing Authority Unit were on patrol in the 1000 block of Hess Court in the Fairgrounds Valley Housing Development when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officers discovered two occupants inside the vehicle.

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Chicago resident, Lashaun Lashley. The front seat passenger was identified as 23-year-old Rockford resident, Trashone Townsend. A Rockford Police K9 officer arrived to assist.

During the investigation officers found Lashley to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. They also discovered Townsend was in possession of a handgun and a quantity of marijuana. Townsend was taken into custody.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office was contacted. They authorized the following charges against Townsend:

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member
Possession of Cannabis more than 10grams less than 30 grams
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Lashley was given a civil citation possession of marijuana and a traffic citation for Disobeying a Stop Sign. He was then released from the scene. Townsend was transported to the Winnebago County Jail and lodged.

This is an on-going investigation. No further information is available at this time.

The charges against Lashley and Townsend are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.