Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 3600 block of Preston Street. Responding officers discovered that the west side of 3614 Preston Street had been struck three times by gunfire. No one inside was injured. The victims did not hear the gun shots but heard glass break and then noticed their house had been struck.
Officers did not locate any shell casings. During a neighborhood check it was learned that after the shots were heard a black male was seen walking from the area however there is no indication that he was involved.
Press Release – Arrest
Freeport, IL. – Deandre Farrille, age 22 arrested on charges related to October 25th shooting in Freeport.
On December 6th, 2016, at approximately 10:30am, Deputies from the United States Marshals Great Lakes Region Fugitive Task Force and Officers from the Freeport Police Department arrested Deandre Farrille at a home in the 300 block of W. Spring Street in Freeport on an outstanding Felony arrest warrant. The Felony warrant alleges that on 10-25-16, Deandre Farrille was in the 800 block of S. Walnut Avenue where Farrille allegedly shot 19 year-old Montrell Scott of Freeport.
The Felony arrest warrant for Deandre Farrille was issued on 10-27-16 and it took many hours of investigation to track the whereabouts of Deandre Farrille. The U.S Marshals Great Lakes Region Fugitive Task Force was instrumental in finding and apprehending Deandre Farrille. The Freeport Police Department would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the personnel from the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Region Fugitive Task Force whose assistance in this matter was vital to this apprehension.
Illegal gun violence is a serious problem in Freeport and a major concern to public safety. The Freeport Police Department is committed to reducing illegal gun violence within our community by working with State and Federal authorities to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute those who choose to be involved in illegal gun violence.
(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
ACCUSED: Deandre T. Farrille
CITY/STATE OF RESIDENCE: Freeport, IL
Warrant # 16CF269
Count #1: Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
Count #2: Unlawful Possession of Weapons by Felons
Count #3: Aggravated Battery with Firearm
*Bond has been set at $300,000 – 10 % applies*
At the time of his arrest, Deandre Farrille also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a Parole Violation. There is no bond on this warrant.
On Monday, December 5th, at around 3 minutes after midnight, Officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to 1651 10th Ave reference reports of a shooting victim. Upon arrival Officers learned that an 18 year old Rockford woman had already been transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. At the hospital, Officers learned that the victim was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Officers investigating the incident learned that a silver four-door car with multiple occupants had fired several rounds in the victim’s direction before fleeing the scene.
Just after midnight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the 1600 block of 10th ave in reference to a shooting victim.
Details are minimal right now, only saying there is a female that has been shot near this location.
Rockford police are encrypted, so no other information is available
Update on suspect information: Early 2000 4 door sedan with blue led lights. Male black driver. Multiple other subjects in the vehicle. Last seen northbound from the scene.
Around 6:38 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched to 3429 N Main at Fas Mart. Scanner traffic is saying there is a male in his 20’s that has been shot. The victim is inside the store.
It is not known if the shooting happened at the store or at a different location.
The victim has been shot 3 times.
Rockford police are encrypted, so no information is available from them.
RS FAN: What I have gathered from neighbors who were out when it happened was that there was a dispute at a house (a few neighbors suspect to be a drug house due to suspicious activity we all have seen….but didn’t want to be to snoopy.) There was a Sargent a couple blocks away and chased and captured one car. However a neighbor said she saw multiple people scatter from the area. The victim just ran to fast fuel but was actually shot in the alleyway.
On Friday, December 2, at around 6:30 p.m., Officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Louise St for an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm complaint. Upon arrival Officers locate a 22 year-old Rockford man who had been shot several times. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds. No suspects were identified upon initial investigation.
On 11/29/16 around 1540 hours Officers responded to the 4200 block of Auburn St for an Aggravated Battery with Firearm Incident. Officers spoke to the victim at Rockford Memorial Hospital who was being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The Victim stated was unloading groceries in the parking lot of 4200 Auburn St when the Suspect exited the passenger side of a blue vehicle and approached him. A verbal argument began between the Suspect and the Victim before turning into a physical altercation. During the physical altercation the Suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the leg. The Victim fled the area on foot and was transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. The Suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s
Around 3:42 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched to the Auburn Manor on Auburn st. Details are minimal right now, only saying at least one person has just been shot and to send medical. The victim is reported to be behind Auburn Manor.
Rockford police are encrypted, so no information from the police.
On Monday, 11/28/16 at approximately 2130 hours, officers responded to the 900 block of Acorn St. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers located two witnesses who observed a silver Grand Prix with tinted windows and a sunroof, pull into the parking lot of Fairgrounds Pool. The witnesses advised two suspects exited the vehicle, and shot at them. Following the shooting, one of the suspects fled on foot, while the other suspect got in the Grand Prix and it fled southbound on Mulberry. A 16 year old black male victim (who was with the witnesses) was later located in a local emergency room with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his ankle. Detectives responded to Acorn St. for further investigation.
Suspects were described as:
1. Tall, thin, light skinned black male wearing a grey hoody.
2. Black male, average build, wearing dark clothing and a backpack.
Around 9:40 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched to the 900 block of Acorn. Scanner traffic is saying there is a shooting victim near this location. The victim was transported to a local E.R. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
No suspect information, since RPD is encrypted.
Update on suspect info: Silver Pontiac 4 door with tinted windows and a sunroof. Last seen near Jefferson st.
On Friday November 25th, 2016 at around 11:00 PM, Rockford Police responded to 1203 7th St in reference an aggravated battery with a firearm complaint. Upon investigation, one shell casing was found in front of the business. A local hospital called stating a gun shot victim had just arrived. A 54 year old male had sustained a gun shot wound to the head. The bullet had grazed the side of his head while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 1203 7th St. The victim stated he was waiting for a friend to come out of the business, when he observed his friend being confronted by a group of unknown black males. The group of black males then started beating on his friend at which point the victim exited the vehicle to also confront the suspects. 3 out of the 4 black male suspects then pulled out handguns, so the victim and his friend ran back to get into their vehicle to leave. One of the black males then pointed a handgun at the vehicle and fired one round through the front windshield grazing the head of the victim. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The victim is at a local hospital and is in stable non-life threatening condition at this time.
Suspect 1: black male, around 6’00” tall, around 180 lbs, wearing a black hoody. In possession of a handgun fired one round.
Suspect 2: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 3: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 4: black male, unknown further.
4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted
Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 6:58 AM EST
Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died; the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive.
They were two of four officers shot Sunday in four incidents.
A San Antonio detective writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car late Sunday morning outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said.
San Antonio police Chief William McManus identified the officer as Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force.
“Ben was a great guy. People loved him, and certainly, he had an aura about him,” Helle said. “You had to go out of your way to not like him. So he’s that good of a guy.”
Police said the search for a male suspect was still underway early Monday and that no arrest had been made. McManus said he doesn’t believe the suspect has any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified.
In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot twice in the face Sunday night in what the police chief called an “ambush.” Police reported early Monday that the suspect was later killed in a shootout with police.
Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old officer was shot twice in the face.
“Fortunately for the blessing of God the officer’s going to survive,” Dotson said during a brief news conference after the shooting. He declined to name the officer but said he is a married father of three who has been with the department for about 20 years.
The officer was not involved in a call or a traffic stop but was sitting in traffic about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when another car pulled up alongside his marked police vehicle. The officer told police he heard at least two shots.
“This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his car and shot out the police officer’s window,” Dotson said.
Police reported that officers later pulled up behind the suspect’s vehicle and that he fled on foot. Police said the man fired shots at the officers, who returned fire, killing him. No officers were shot.
Police said the suspect was wanted for violent crimes and likely feared being recognized.
Two other police officers were also shot Sunday night, but it wasn’t clear whether the incidents were targeted attacks.
An officer with the Gladstone, Missouri, police department near Kansas City was shot, along with a suspect. A Sanibel, Florida, officer was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop Sunday night, and was treated for his injuries and released.
Kansas City police issued a statement Monday morning saying that late Sunday night, Gladstone PD stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. Someone ran from the vehicle, and Gladstone police chased the person on foot. Officers tried to take the suspect into custody and a struggle ensued during which the suspect produced a handgun. Shots were fired and the suspect was fatally wounded. A Gladstone PD officer was also shot, suffering non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken into custody but was later questioned and released.
Sunday’s fatal shooting in San Antonio came less than five months after a gunman killed five officers in Dallas who were working a protest about the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. It was the deadliest day for American law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.
Ten days after the Dallas attack, a man wearing a ski mask and armed with two rifles and a pistol killed three officers near a gas station and convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And earlier this month, two Des Moines, Iowa-area police officers were fatally shot in separate ambush-style attacks while sitting in their patrol cars.
“It’s always difficult, especially in this this day and age, where police are being targeted across the country,” McManus said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the slaying of Marconi a “horrific act of violence.” Abbott said in a statement that “attacks against law enforcement officers will not be tolerated in Texas and must be met with swift justice.