WANTED: Mykel Curry faces charges following a shooting on 27th Street yesterday. He remains at large
Sources are reporting a shooting victim on the East side.
Reports of one confirmed, possibly more shooting victims on the East side.
It happened in the area of Charles and 27th, near East High School.
Reports of several gunshots were fired and at least one victim has been shot.
Unknown on the victims condition at this time.
No suspect information. Still developing
UPDATE: Reports of a vehicle pulling up and firing. 2 People were witnessed limping away from the scene, one was confirmed shot in the leg. . A neighbor defended himself and fired back at the suspects. One confirmed victim so far, possibly more victims. It happened in the area of 27th and Harney. RPD has yet to release any info.
Update from the RPD: RPD Detectives are investigating a shooting in the 400 block of 27th St. that occurred shortly after 2:30 this afternoon. A 23-year-old male suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. No one is in custody at this time. More info to follow when available
Sources are reporting a shooting incident on the East side.
It happened in the area of Pepper drive and Lansdale.
Reports of the suspects firing off several gunshots.
Unconfirmed reports of at least one shooting victim and property damage.
No suspect information. RPD is investigating.
Fight with a family member ends with a gun being fired
Around 5pm Rockford Police were called to the 3500 block of Lansdale. Police said a 59 year old male (John Miller) had been in a fight with a 24 year old male family member. During the fight at least one shot was fired from a gun. There were no injuries reported. The suspect John Miller, was located at the scene and arrested. Miller has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Victim Speaks Out After Being A Victim Of A Recent Shooting Incident And How The RPD Treated Her Family Poorly
UPDATE: After we posted this, the victim contacted us and said the Rockford Police (LT of Investigations) contacted her after reading about the article on our website and they do plan on investigating this shooting incident more in depth now and are going to have patrols in the area as well for the victim.
RS Fan Angie contacted us after her house was shot up on Thursday night and was frustrated at how the Rockford Police department treated her family after the shooting, and wanted her story to be told.
On Thursday April 25th 2019 a little after 9 PM in the 2800 block of Ashland ave, two suspects went to her house to try to kill her boyfriend. They shot numerous gunshots into her house. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Just emotional injuries and property damage.
She sent us several photos of the damages.
She said the Rockford Police came to her house to investigate the shooting.
She contacted us initially and said: ” Two men came to my home Thursday evening around 9 pm and proceed to shoot 8 rounds minimum into my home, 2 through my headboard area, then the proceeded to shoot through the living room area blowing holes through the couch, literally blowing the pillows off my couch. This was a planned out attempted murder on my boyfriend who was here that night.”
She said she feels the Rockford Police have treated her family poorly during the process and also she feels they did not properly process the evidence at the scene.
There was 2 crime scene units at her house to gather evidence. She pointed out several gunshot holes with bullets still inside the holes, to the officers.
She said the officers were rude to her and failed to gather the casings and bullets and other evidence while at the scene, that she clearly pointed out to the officers but they refused to gather the evidence.
She said an officer on the scene told her: “This isn’t CSI lady” and how it was not a high enough profile case to gather all the evidence at the scene.
Her family had to literally pull out the bullets from the walls and other areas of the residence, by themselves and had to take it down to the District 1 station.
She took the evidence down to the police station, and the RPD refused to accept it as evidence.
Angie says “I still have slugs in my wall, brought one down here to get their attention and have a cigarette butt from where the shooters were standing…police didn’t want it, like I said two CSI vans where there and they didn’t give one shit. Told me this isn’t high profile enough to even gather all the slugs, let alone the cigarette butt, the threatening texts sent to my boyfriend one hour before the shooting saying “We’re coming for you motherf**ker”
the police just brushed it off.”
She said the officer said they talked to her neighbors, but she went and talked to her neighbors and they said the only thing the officers on scene said to the neighbors was for them to go back into the houses, and never asked them if they saw or knew anything. So the neighbors might know more information, but the police officers on scene did not ask them. Only demanded them to all go inside.
She told the officers who the suspects were and even showed the police the text message the alleged suspects sent just prior to coming over and shooting. The text message said “We’re coming for you motherf**ker”
She said she explained to the officers who the alleged suspects were and the possible motive, and tried to give them the evidence they refused to gather at the scene. (When she was at the District 1 station)
And the officers did not want to take her serious, even though she was the victim and explaining to the officers what had happened and who did the shooting.
She said “The cop who’s name is on the incident report, did everything but flat out call me a liar!”
She told the officers that she was not happy with the way they were treating the case, and she told them she was going to talk to us, and the officers got upset that she was going to make her story public.
She told us when she told the officer she was going to go public with her story: “I was going public to Rockford Scanner with this story. That officer cursed your names hard!”
She said “That’s when I realized that we are going to have to investigate our own attempted murder ourselves and started taking my own pictures.
And I got scolded for that, but I know my rights and the police aren’t going to tell me I can’t take pictures of my own gawd damn house!”
She also says “The district attorney, no one would see me there either until I told them I was going to interview with Rockford Scanner then they sent out a victims advocate who apologized and said the investigation must be ongoing”
“This really sucks and I just can’t believe it even happened, let alone how it went down, then how the police treated me and throwing their garbage in my yard, everything…I’m feeling pretty low on the pole here” Angie says.
Update #2 from the RPD: On April 29, 2019 around 12:30 PM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of 2200 7th Ave. for several reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, officers stopped several people in an effort to locate any suspects and/or victims. None of these people were determined to be suspects or victims. Officers located spent bullet casings in the 2200 block of 7th Avenue. Witnesses said two black males were observed shooting at a black car as the car was traveling in the 2200 block of 7th Avenue. No suspects or victims have been identified at this time. This investigation is still ongoing
UPDATE FROM THE RPD: Shots fired at approximately 12:30 pm in the area of 18th St. and 7th Ave. No one hurt. No one in custody.
Sources are reporting a shooting incident on the East side.
It happened around 1 pm today. Multiple gunshots rang out near 7th ave and 18th st. We can confirm shots were fired and RPD is investigating.