Rockford Scanner™: Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Grand Jury has returned an indictment against two men for a shooting in Rockford




 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Grand Jury has returned an indictment against two men for a shooting in Rockford over the summer.

On July 3rd, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Albert Avenue and School Street in regards to a shooting. It was later determined that the incident took place at 2011 School Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a female victim inside, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Rockford hospital for her injuries and survived.

Detectives conducted a follow up investigation and Richard E. Bloxton (DOB: 5/31/1988) and Wesley K. Hall, Jr. (DOB: 10/7/1987) were developed as suspects.

The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized. Recently, Bloxton was indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury for Unlawful Possession of Weapon by a Felon and Resisting a Peace Officer. Hall was indicted for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

Unlawful Use Possession by a Felon is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 3-14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Reckless Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release. The defendants are eligible for an extended sentence of 1-6 years in the Department of Corrections for this offense.

Resisting a Peace Officer is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or up to one year in the Winnebago County Jail.

Currently, (At the time of posting this) there are warrants out for both Bloxton and Hall. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at (779) 500-6551 or Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Another Shooting Victim in Rockford




Note: This call was not logged into the RPD call logs

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 just after 11:30 PM Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of 900 13th Street in reference to shots fired. Officers located a parked vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. A male self transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. The injury was determined to be non-life threatening. No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Investigating Another Shooting Incident




Note: This shooting incident was not in the RPD call logs

On Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 0329 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to 300 Albert Ave. reference numerous shots fired.

One occupied residence was struck by gunfire. One vacant residence and an unoccupied vehicle were struck as well. No injuries were reported.

A red Chevy was seen fleeing the area after the shots were fired.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Victim in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a shooting victim arrived at a local ER around midnight.  The injuries appeared to be serious, but possibly non life threatening via sources.   

It is unclear exactly where the shooting took place at. 

Rockford Police have not released any information. 
But their call log does confirm a shooting victim. 








 

Rockford Scanner™: 2 Different Scenes, Possible Shooting In Machesney Park




Update:  WCSO call log says it is a “Medical Assist” 
We have tried to get information from the WCSO, but they have not contacted us back. If they do, we will update this with their info.

Sources are reporting 2 different scenes with several emergency personnel at both scenes.  They happened earlier today near: 

  • On Victory in Machesney Park, we were told one person was shot. Several emergency personnel including the state police were on scene.But as you know the police are encrypted, have not released any information, or confirmed anything.

     

  • Bell School and Old Creek,  Car accident with injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot In The Head in Rockford, Still Developing




RS SOURCE

UPDATE:NEW CHARGE: The suspect in custody for the deadly 6th St. shooting on Tuesday now faces a new charge. Today, the Winn. Co. State’s Attorney’s Office authorized a charge First Degree Murder. That’s in addition to the 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 1 count Agg. Battery w/ Firearm


6TH STREET SHOOTING LATEST: The 30-year-old male victim shot on Tuesday at 6th St. and E. State has died from his injuries. His name is not being released at this time. Additional charges for the suspect, Jamie Pearson, are pending review by the SA’s Office


6TH STREET SHOOTING ARREST: 28-year-old Jamie Pearson was taken into custody last night following Tuesday’s shooting on 6th St. that injured 2 people. The incident was not random. He now faces attempted murder and aggravated battery charges


Sources told us the suspect vehicle is a dark colored impala with tinted windows, damage to the driver side rear quarter panel, no hubcap on the passenger side, and no front plate. Last seen southbound on 6th st


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford. 

It happened just before 3 pm today near State and 6th st.

Reports of several shots were fired and one person was shot in the head.

A victim was reported to have been seen laying in the roadway.

Possible multiple victims but not yet confirmed.

Police have the area blocked off.

RPD has not released any information.

The suspect(s) are still roaming the streets of Rockford, police have not released any information on the incident or suspects


UPDATE: RPD released the following info: SHOOTING UPDATE: Initial investigation shows shots fired between two vehicles traveling SB on 6th near E. State. Two people struck in one vehicle – one has life-threatening injuries, unknown on other victim’s condition at this time
NOTE: A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal shooting, but not yet confirmed.

RS SOURCE







 

Rockford Scanner™: 2 Scenes: Possible Multiple Shooting Victims




 

Sources are reporting 2 scenes:
Several sources are reporting 2 scenes on the East side. 

  • Multiple gunshots were fired in the area of 11th st and Harrison ave area.  We have been told there is at least one shooting victim, possibly multiple victims. We have been told the alleged suspect is a black male wearing dark clothing, in a dark colored vehicle.
  • Several emergency personnel at the apartments on Harrison near the Fas Fuel.

Unknown if these 2 scenes are related.

Police have not released any information or confirmed anything.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™:Shooting in Rockford, Police Investigating




 

Several sources are reporting numerous emergency personnel were working a scene a little after 6 pm today near Auburn and Central.  

Sources said several gunshots were fired and at least one person was struck by the gunfire.  It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

We have been told it is possible life threatening, but police have not confirmed anything or released any information. No suspect information. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating Another Shooting Incident




 

Sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford. 

It happened near Fairview and Willard.

Reports of 2 gunshots that were fired.

There are conflicting reports if there is a shooting victim, or if it is just a weapons violation. So at this time, it is unknown on any victims.

Reports of a vehicle speeding away from the scene, possible a dark colored vehicle but it was going way to fast to be sure.