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Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest A Subject, After Investigating A Shooting Incident


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Freeport Man Arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Firearm
On April 3rd, 2022, at approximately 11:01am, Freeport Police Officers responded to the area of Homer Street and Oak Avenue for a report of shots fired.


As Officers arrived in the area they located a subject later identified as Darion Wheeler (age 18) fleeing on foot. Darion Wheeler was eventually taken into custody without incident. During the ensuing investigation a firearm was located.


Darion Wheeler has been charged with the following offenses; Possession of Firearm without Requisite FOID (Felony), Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon – No FOID (Felony), Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon – under Age 21 (felony), Reckless Discharge of a Firearm (felony), and Resisting a Peace Officer (misdemeanor). Darion Wheeler was transported to the Stephenson County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 bond (10% applies).

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