The Dixon Police Department releases additional information from the Shooting Investigation that occurred on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.
Over the past year, the Dixon Police Department has spent countless hours investigating the shooting incident that occurred in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street, where two victims were struck by gunfire. Through the course of the investigation, investigators have identified several individuals involved in the shooting incident.
The following individual has been additionally arrested and charged:
Anthony J. Wilbourn, age 18, of Rockford, Illinois was charged on March 30th. Wilbourn was charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER (6 Counts), being a Class X Felony each, AGGRAVATED BATTERY (2 Counts), being a Class X Felony each, and AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, being a Class 1 Felony.
Wilbourn is currently incarcerated in the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
RS Note: According to the Winnebago County Jail website, he is not currently in custody. He should be in the space where the black arrow is pointing. So according to public records as of 3:50 pm on April 16th 2021, he is not in the Winnebago County Jail.
On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at approximately 3:44 a.m., Dixon Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of West Fourth Street after a report of shots being fired in the area. Two victims that were inside of a residence at 1309 West Fourth Street were struck by the gunfire. The victims were a 28-year old female and a 32-year old male. Both subjects were transported to KSB Hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the residence of the female victim had been struck with multiple rounds of gunfire.
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