Sources are reporting several police officers are searching a U-Haul truck at the BP on Auburn st in Rockford around 1:30 pm today.
We are awaiting to hear back from the RPD for an official statement.
Sources have told us it was a possible drug bust, but not confirmed.
RPD did not log this in their call logs.
After we posted this, Source sent us the following: “Seemed like a lot of in and out, officers kept going in and out for bout 5 min but I never saw anything get pulled out and it wasn’t towed away, 2 people got in and drove it away.”
So this might not be a drug bust as we were originally told. And just a routine traffic stop with the police searching the U-Haul truck. We have reached out to the RPD for information, still have yet to hear back from them.
Note: This is the 3rd incident in the last several weeks that a Rockford Police officer has fired their gun. 2 of those incidents, a person died.
Sources said the victim Randy Pierson was charged on multiple counts of theft and theft and swindle in Stearns County Minnesota. Court records show he failed to show up for court on the charges. There was an active warrant for failure to appear. Unknown if it is related to this shooting incident or not at this time.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 shorty before 11:30 a.m., a Rockford Police patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a white truck with Texas plates pulling a micro flagstaff lite trailer.
During the course of the stop, the driver of the vehicle produced a handgun.
Chief OShea, said the driver “produced a gun”.
He did not say “pointed” the gun. In the press briefing.
The officer fired multiple rounds.
Approx. 17 rounds according to sources
In the photos, there is what appears to be an empty magazine near cone #10 in the photos near the back driver side tire.
The suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound according to police.
The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force has been called to conduct an independent investigation.
The officer involved was transported to the hospital per protocol. All information is preliminary
There is video of the incident according to police, but it will not be released to the public.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a white truck pulling a trailer just before 11:30 am.
During the traffic stop, police said a man produced a gun. The officer fired off multiple rounds at the suspect. Police said the suspect died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Sources said numerous gunshots were fired during the incident. One officer from RPD and one from ISP was also on scene, the RPD officer was the only officer who discharged their weapon during the incident.
Unrelated: Multiple vehicle accident with one rolled over on the bypass near S Main.
Numerous police have their guns drawn at the scene.
They requested an ambulance for an officer.
There is also reports of a dead body at the scene.
Unknown who the victim is at this time.
Reports of a major traffic backup in the area.
Witnesses said the officers got out of their vehicles and put on bulletproof vests and pulled out their rifles.
Police have shut down the ramps in the area. Still developing.
Note:There is a rollover vehicle in the area, unknown if it is related to this story.
Sources are reporting several emergency personnel working a scene.
It is on the bypass just west of Montague.
Numerous officers have their guns drawn on someone.
It is not yet clear what is going on, but it definitely is a dangerous situation.
Sources have told us the victim (Male in his 50’s) was transported to a local ER and the driver remained on scene until the RPD released them. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian was registered out of Florida.
Sources are reporting a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Rockford.
It happened around 8:10 pm near the Walgreens on 11th st.
Sources said the injuries were possibly life threatening and not breathing. And then was able to be revived and is now breathing.
Several emergency personnel are on scene. Avoid the area.
Aggravated Battery: On Sunday, February 3, 2019, shortly before 12:30 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 1000 block of Hess Court in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers learned a 25-year-old male and a 42-year-old male got into an argument. The 25 year old was then stabbed once in the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 42-year-old suspect, identified as Taiwan Jones, remained on scene and was taken into custody.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against Jones.
Taiwan Jones, 42, Rockford: Aggravated Battery with a Knife
Jones was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Jones are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Sources Reporting A Man Stabbed In Rockford
It happened in the area of the 1000 block of Hess ct.
Sources said a man was stabbed near this location around 12:30 am.
The victim was stabbed in the head.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
The victim is approx. 28 years old and stabbed in the left side of his head.
Witnesses said he was bleeding very heavily, possible arterial bleeding.
Shortly after 8 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were working a shooting scene in Rockford.
It happened in the 400 block of N Horsman.
Initial reports are saying A male approx. 19 years old was shot in the leg. Unknown on the extent of the injuries. No suspect information at this time. UPDATE: Police said no shooting victim was on scene. Possible self transport.
If you have any information, please call the police or you can send us a tip and we can relay it to the police for you anonymously.
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Source said: “Shots fired. 2 cars struck by gunfire. Multiple police on scene and a k9.
Approx. 26 shots were fired.
Suspect is a African American male around 25 years of age. Black hat, black jacket, black pants. Was shooting a 9 mm pistol”
Update: Original reports said a 19 year old male was shot in the leg. Police said there was no shooting victim at the scene. Possible self transport, or unfounded. So we can only confirm shots fired at this time. Shots are confirmed fired, uncertain on an actual shooting victim at this time.
Sources sent us this video. It happened around 2 am in the area of Alpine and 16th. WCSO said it was a traffic stop. RPD said it was a backup assist. RFD said it was a medical call. So it is not yet clear exactly what happened.
Witnesses said: “They were going south on Alpine. The car TRIED to turn west on 16th ave and went wide and got stuck.
One cop got out with their gun drawn. The black male driver got out, followed the police directions. Then the cop got him on his stomach, got one hand cuffed then tried the next, either got it or not.
The officer started to throw some long hard punches to the drivers back while handcuffed or semi handcuffed
Then the cop was yelling at the female passenger, then back up came and got the female without going to the ground cuffed
Then there was 3-4 squads on Alpine and Newburg near Papa johns…
Then they all come down to the traffic stop 7 squads, fire truck and a ambulance.
The medical was for the male driver, he was cuffed and walked into the Ambulance….I am guessing from the knee to the back, or the 8-10 hard police blows to the back/neck”