Several sources are reporting a possible shooting incident in Rockford. It happened late this afternoon near the McDonalds on Auburn st. Sources are reporting several officers on scene, and a bunch of evidence markers on the ground, next to some shell casings. We have been told there might be one person injured, but not yet confirmed. No other information at this time.
Sources are reporting numerous gunshots were fired.
1st responders were in the 1800 block of Elm in Rockford, around 4:20 am. They reported hearing numerous gunshots, too many to count. Then saw several vehicles fleeing the area without their lights on and driving reckless.
There was a party just South of their location. Reports were saying the police were breaking up the party. It is not yet known if the gunshots were from this incident, or something different.
We have been told there was one victim that may have been shot and was self transporting to a local ER.
No suspect information at this time.
RPD has yet to confirm or release any information yet.
This afternoon several emergency personnel were on scene of a shooting incident in the 2200 block of Shelley, on Rockford’s West side.
Reports of several gunshots were fired.
One person was grazed by the gunfire, and refused medical attention.
We have been told the RPD has suspect information, but has yet to release it.
After we posted this, RPD released a statement on the incident:
On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Rockford Police Patrol Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2200 block of Shelly Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old male victim suffering from a graze wound. He declined medical attention. Officers learned the victim was with two other males in the backyard when two suspects fired shots at them after running through the residence. The suspects also took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a burgundy, four-door SUV. The incident does not appear to be random.
ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 AT APPROXIMATELY 11:00 PM MEMBERS OF THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TAC TEAM STOPPED A VEHICLE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE AND HALSTEAD ROAD FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRAFFIC STOP, THE DEPUTIES
ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THE PASSENGER, CEDRIC J. MARKS, INTO CUSTODY AND HE RESISTED ARREST. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND ARRESTED.
A LOADED HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED.
-CEDRIC J. MARKS DOB: 11/18/1987 OF ROCKFORD
-AGGRAVATED BATTERY, 2 COUNTS
-UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON BY A FELON
-AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON
-OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER-INJURY
THE CHARGES AGAINST MARKS ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS AND HE IS CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW
Officer M. told me to call downtown to get the information on the scene. I told him every-time I do, you never release information and that it was a joke to even try. (The police promised transparency when they encrypted. They are not so transparent with the public since encrypting. They tell me they can’t release information, and to call downtown. We do, and they don’t release information. Happens all the time… )
So I did exactly as the officer told me to do, I called downtown to get information. They took my info. and said they would call me back and provide me the info. on the scene. Still have yet to hear back from them as of 12:50 am. So it once again appears, that they will not be releasing any info on this scene either, like numerous other scenes. They tell me they can’t release information, and to call downtown. We do, and they don’t release information. Happens all the time…
So I can only run the information that was provided to me. And that is a 10-78 was called out, for an officer screaming for help. There was possible shots fired according to some in the area, but when I worked the scene I did not see any evidence supporting this. An officer was reported to be injured. The officer self transported to a local ER. Unknown on what kind of injuries, or how bad the injuries are. We have been told non life threatening injuries. But again, police have not confirmed this or released any information on this scene.
IF police do release information, we will update this.
I worked the scene, after numerous of the officers had left the scene. There was only 2 officers left at the scene and the vehicle they had pulled over.
First and foremost:
The police are encrypted and have not released any information or confirmed anything yet.
Sources are reporting a lot of police and emergency personnel in the area of Rockton and Halsted a little after 11 pm tonight.
What we have been told was an officer was screaming for help and a 10-78 was dispatched out. We were told shots were fired and possible injuries.
Update: Officer is confirmed injured, was going to self transport to a local ER. Unknown what kind of injuries, or how bad.
A lot of emergency personnel from several area jurisdictions on scene, and still are arriving.
It is safe to assume, if you live in this area you may want to lock your doors and windows and report any suspicious activity in the area.
But again, as stated above police are encrypted, and have not confirmed anything or released any information on this scene.