Sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford earlier today.
Source told us the following information: “1300/1400 block of Sherman Ave blocked off. I heard a couple gunshots. Then about 6 or so more about a minute later. Cops came. One officer was walking down the street with a rifle and said I should go inside”
It is unclear if there’s any victims or any property damage at this time. We have been told there is at least one victim, but that is not confirmed. No suspect information is available at the time of writing this.
Sources are reporting a shooting on Rockford’s Westside.
It happened just before 3 AM this morning in the area of Ashland and Bluefield. Reports of several gunshots were fired in the area and at least one person was struck by the gunfire. A vehicle was also struck by the gunfire.
A victim is reported to have self transported to a local hospital. It is not yet known on the suspect information or the victim’s condition at this time.
Sources are reporting a man down in the roadway and is bleeding from the chest area. It happened around 1:10 am this morning near Andrews and Hinkley, on Rockford’s West side.
Reports of a man laying in the roadway and is bleeding from the chest area. Rockford Police have confirmed the victim was robbed and stabbed in the chest. Unknown how many times the victim was stabbed.
Suspects fled the scene. No suspect information at this time.
The victim was transported to a local hospital.
It is not yet known on the victims condition.
They said: ” Drive by shooting in front of my house at at 1230p at Garrett lane and Tralee Dr. Rockford Il.
2 vehicles, 2 black Male drivers. Arms out windows shooting at each others vehicles. Black Male driving Impala crashed into another vehicle while fleeing the scene and was apprehended. Other suspect at large.
This is a family neighborhood, lots of children outside playing in yards, literally feet from these people shooting at each other. God bless that no innocent victims were harmed.”
As you know at Rockford Scanner we try covering all sides of the story when possible. The following is the victims side of the story. Note: We reached out to the RPD for info. and comments on this story, they have yet to respond.
The victim lawyer said it was OK for him to tell his side of the story now.
Alexandro N Elmore side of the story:
“She lied and said we rammed her vehicle to justify her shooting at us. The only damage to our vehicle was a bullet hole in the windshield.”
In January 2019 Rockford police Officer Carla Redd opened fired on a vehicle that had 3 occupants in it, near 8th st and 5th ave.
The tow truck driver who recovered the vehicle said “How can there have been a collision, when there is clearly no damage to the vehicles”
Officer Carla Redd said she was the victim of a “vehicular assault” and said the vehicle rammed her vehicle, so she opened fired on Alexandro N Elmore and his 2 friends.
The tow truck driver and the victims have all said there was no damage to the vehicle. So how is it possible they rammed her, if there was no damage? The photos in the video, also show no damage to the vehicle.
The victim said the following: “We started our day at the Eagles club on 11th St. we ate some wings and had some drinks and we left. We were not ready to go home yet so we stopped at the Golden bar on seventh Street. We realized our friend was passed out in the back seat and it was snowing out that night so we decided to not go in and to just drive home.
We turned right onto fifth Avenue, we drove down about one block inside a group of people standing in front of the Elida Lodge. we drove around the group of people came up to the next block. I was hot so I took off my jacket and my friend who is in the passenger side said watch out for someone who was either crossing the road or was on the side of the road.
I looked up and saw a black person with little twisties in her hair standing on the side of the road and firing a gun at us.
There was no reason at all for her to be firing the gun at us because we did nothing wrong. All we were doing was driving down the road.
She lied and said we rammed her vehicle to justify her shooting at us. The only damage to our vehicle was a bullet hole in the windshield.”
When the tow truck driver recovered the vehicle there was no damage at all from this incident except for a bullet hole. The tow truck driver and also the victims said this. And the photos also show this.
Alexandro N Elmore: “No damage to the car anywhere, so how could we intentionally ram her vehicle? Please help us out. We did nothing wrong that night, we were just driving home and happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time”
Police have filed charges on him and his friend, and Alexandro N Elmore has turned himself in. He says his buddies and him are innocent. And Officer Carla Redd lied to cover her butt, for using deadly force while shooting at an unarmed citizen. And there was no accident, and he did not ram her like she claims. He sent us the photos as proof.
Note: He said the photos were taken right after the RPD released the vehicle back to him. You can clearly see the evidence markers on the vehicle. And no damage. (Note: We sat on this for awhile now.) Those photos were not “just taken” He sent them to us a long time ago. We been sitting on this awhile now, and just posted it today. He has turned himself in to jail on the 13th. Because he says he is innocent and didn’t want to be on the run for something he claimed he didn’t do. And wanted to clear his name, that is why he turned himself in. He was fearful of his life, because he said they were driving down the road and was shot at by RPD officer Carla Redd, and fears for his life still since she has already tried to take his life by shooting at him once, and that is why he came to us. He wants his side of the story to be told, because he said he is innocent and fears for his life and wants his side of the story to be told.
Sources are reporting several scenes in the Rockford area.
The first scene is around foster on Rockford Westside. Several police officers in a police K-9 are searching the area. We have been told that it was a robbery, but is not yet confirmed. And the suspects fled in the area on foot.
The second scene is on Rockford Eastside just north of the Swedish American Hospital near the Rockford Police Department neighborhood strong house. Reports of at least 10 police cars around scene and have a truck surrounded.
We’ve been told that it was a shooting scene but as you know we cannot confirm anything due to police encryption and the Rockford Police Department have yet to release any information.
The third scene is near Alpine and Harrison at least three gunshots were heard. We’ve been told that there are injuries, but not yet confirmed.
Fourth scene at the Whitman st bridge. A black male had is leg over the railing and it appeared he may be jumping into the Rock River. Emergency personnel arrived on scene but did not see the man, so they went back in service.
No suspect information on any of these at this time
Sources are reporting 2 scenes in the area this afternoon.
Source said “There is swat at schoonmaker park as of about 5 minutes ago here in Machesney Park. Not sure what is going on. Just drove by and was startled by swat officer in bushes just north of the park and the swat vehicles in the park.”
#1 Schoonmaker Park in Machesney Park is swarming with the SWAT team in the park and around the bushes of the park. Unknown why.
#2 Numerous emergency personnel working a scene near Eisenhower School in Rockford. We have been told this is a fire scene, but not confirmed yet.
UPDATE: Confirmed fire. 3200 block of Spring Creek. An investigator is on scene to determine the cause of the fire. Fire is under control, no reports of injuries.
MURDER: Rockford Police responded to a shooting this morning in the 100 block of Adams. The shooting incident proceeded to the area of State and Summit. A 20 year old male is dead. Police are searching for the suspect. They know who it is, but have yet to release the suspect information. Police had the area blocked off for several hours while investigating, but is now back open.
We have been told the suspect is in a silver jeep with a bike rack, going west on Revelle.