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Rockford Scanner™: On Thursday, There Was A Shootout In A Local Business Parking Lot, 1 Shot & Arrested


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On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at approximately 7:35
p.m., Rockford Police officers were in the area of 900 School Street when they heard multiple
gunshots. Upon arrival to the West Side Stop Food Mart, officers were advised that multiple
suspects had exchanged gunfire in the parking lot.

A short time later, officers learned that a walk-in shooting victim had arrived at a local hospital.

Damarius Nelson sustained a non-life-
threatening gunshot wound and was treated for his injury.

During the investigation, witnesses advised that Nelson was the initial shooter in the incident and after treatment, he was taken into
custody and lodged in the County Jail.

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

Damarius Nelson, 27, Rockford

Attempted Murder (2 counts)

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (2 counts)
Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon

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