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MURDER: Rockford Investigating A Fatal Shooting, 1 Person Arrested During The Investigation



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Homicide on N. Winnebago Street

ROCKFORD, IL – On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Rockford Police
officers responded to the 700 block of N. Winnebago Street for a report of a gunshot victim
inside a residence.

Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male suffering from an
apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

After a review of the facts of the case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office
authorized the charges listed below.

As with any and all investigations, changes and/or
further details may be provided at a later date.

Shawndel Wilbourn, 23, Rockford
Possession of Stolen Property
Possession of a Firearm (No Valid FOID)
Possession of Ammunition (No Valid FOID)

The charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless
proven guilty in a court of law.
If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the Rockford Police
Department at 815-966-2900,


Brief synopsis of what may have happened from Rockford Scanner sources:  

  • Approx. Time: 11:50 pm
  • Approx. Location:  700 block of N Winnebago St
  • Type of the possible call: Shooting/fatality 

What possibly may have happened, according to sources:  

Sources are reporting a shooting incident tonight shortly before midnight in the 700 block of N Winnebago Street in Rockford.

Upon arrival of emergency personnel, it was reported someone has sustained fatal injuries from this shooting.

No other information has been released, police are currently on scene investigating.

We will update if we receive further information.

Please avoid the area.



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