Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Perriyon L. King (D.O.B. 11/9/1996) was sentenced to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Donna Honzel. King was found guilty of Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action Charges after a jury trial in October of 2018.
On April 5th, 2017, at approximately 4:35 p.m. Rockford Police were called to the area of North Longwood Street and Rural Street after several reports that shots had been fired in the area.
Officers found a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. The driver, 69-year-old Richard Griffin, had been hit by one of the rounds. A second occupant in Griffin’s vehicle was not hurt.
Griffin was taken to the hospital, and is still being treated for the injuries he sustained.
Detectives learned the defendant, Perriyon King was firing shots at another vehicle occupied by two other persons near Longwood and Rural Streets when the vehicle Griffin was driving was struck.
Attempt First Degree Murder 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.
Pursuant to statute, the sentence carries a mandatory additional 25 year sentence up to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections. King was sentenced to 55 years on one count of Attempt First Degree Murder.
The defendant was sentenced to 35 years on the additional three counts of Attempt First Degree Murder and 15 years on Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Those sentences are concurrent to each other and consecutive to the 55 year sentence imposed for the Attempt First Degree Murder of Richard Griffin.
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. These sentences will be served at 85%.
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 two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.
The Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action convictions merge with the Attempt First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm convictions.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles Sunday, while two other people were also injured, NBC News reported.
The shooting occurred at approximate 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of Slauson Avenue, Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Lopez said that it was an ongoing investigation, no one had been detained and the suspect or suspects remained at large.
The shooting took place outside The Marathon Clothing Company, a clothing store owned by Hussle. The rapper was one of the three people shot, and Nipsey Hussle was pronounced dead at the hospital, sources told NBC4
On Monday, December 10, 2018 at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County for a deceased male. Deputies found a deceased male off the roadway in a tree line. It appeared as if the male was intentionally disposed of at this location and did not live in the area.
An autopsy was performed by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office and the victim was identified as Jamie R. Stephens (age 31) of Rockford and the cause of death was due to several gunshot wounds.
On January 23, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 and charged him with 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Concealing a Homicidal Death. He is currently in the Winnebago County Jail.
On March 20, 2019,Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilynn Hite Ross authorized charges against a second suspect and Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the following person:
~Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 of Rockford
-First Degree Murder
-Concealing a Homicidal Death
**Whittie is currently in Custody at another corrections facility**
The charges against Parks and Whittie are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
UPDATE via our friends at Beloit Scanner: 3 confirmed shooting victims. 1 Has passed away.
One shooting victim shot in the head on Elm. (Fatal)
One victim shot in the leg on S Bluff
One shooting victim shot in the stomach on Roosevelt.
Suspect vehicle is a dark-colored pickup truck, last seen northbound.
Two of the victims are ages 15 years old and a 25 year old, Unknown on the 3rd victim.
Update at 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019: we are currently investigating a triple shooting near the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue. One individual was located deceased at the scene. Two other individuals, a 15-year-old male and a 25-year-old male, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
It appears that the individuals knew each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence. We expect to be on scene all night.
Original, 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 11: We are investigating a homicide in the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue that was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. We are asking people to avoid the area while we continue to investigate. It’s anticipated that we will be on scene for several hours.
If you have any information to share about the homicide, please contact us at 608-757-2244.
Sources are reporting multiple gunshots were heard in South Beloit last night around 9:30 PM. It happened in the area of South Bluff and Shirland ave.
We been told that there is possibly one shooting victim, but police have yet to release any information on this incident.