Sources are reporting a few scenes in Rockford that has numerous officers on each scene.
The first one was in the 1500 block of 4th st. Approx. 9 officers are on scene. This was around 10:30 pm. Unknown what is currently ongoing. UPDATE: We have been told it was a 10 year old boy that stole his grandmas vehicle. Police have yet to confirm this.
Another scene around the same time is near Douglas and Camlin. Several officers are on scene. Again, unknown what happened. Police have yet to release any information.
Third scene happened in the 1900 block of 4th st around 8:30 pm. Video below by Angela Marie Bailey Eklund. She said the police stopped her daughter thinking she was another individual and then tackled her 17 year old daughter because they thought her daughter was someone else. (Mis-identification) . 3 people were detained, 2 arrested.
Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford with at least one person that has been shot.
It happened around 9:45 pm tonight in the 1900 block of S 6th st.
Reports of a violent home invasion. Shots rang out and at least one person has been shot. It is unclear at this time if the shooting victim is the victim from the home invasion or the suspect.
No other information at this time. Still developing.
UPDATE: Suspects are in a Black 2005 Grand Prix with a plate of AX32712 that comes back to an address on 9th st. #1 White male, 5’8, 150 lbs, dark clothing armed with a gun #2 black male 6’1 170 lbs. Dark clothing and a mask and a gun. Last seen northbound on Kishwaukee.
The victim is a man approx. 65 years old and was shot in the arm.
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.
Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford.
It happened a little after 2 am in the 200 block of Avon. That is very close to the RPD district 1 HQ.
3 Black male suspects committed a home invasion and assaulted a woman.
They are described as 3 black males, all wearing masks, all wearing dark hooded shirts. Last seen near the rear alleyway on foot.
On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 0242 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to 200 S. Avon St. reference a Home Invasion. Victim advised they were at the residence when suspects kicked in the front door to the residence. Victim confronted the 3 suspects at the front door and a struggle ensued. Victim was able to flee from the residence. Suspects fled in an unknown direction from residence. Victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Unknown if any property was taken. Suspects were described as unknown race males armed with handguns.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900
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.
On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a Home Invasion in the 800 block of Alliance Ave. The victim advised 5 black males 20-25 yoa, kicked a door in and entered the residence while armed with handguns.
Personal property was taken and the suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.
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.