16-Year Old Shot in Hand Then Is Uncooperative with Rockford Police
Around 1:15 am on Sunday morning (2/26), officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Bruce Street where a juvenile had reportedly been shot.
Upon arrival on the scene, officers made contact with a 16-year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the hand.
During the investigation by the Rockford Police Department, there were other occupants at the residence on Bruce Street who, along with the victim in the shooting, were reportedly "uncooperative", according to the press release.
The 16-year-old male gunshot victim was transported to an area hospital for his injuries that were "non-life threatening," according to the Rockford Police Department.
Rockford PD is asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call 815-966-2900 or message them on Facebook or Twitter (@RockfordPD).
To submit an anonymous tip, text the word RPDTIP and your tip to 847411 or get the Rockford PD App in the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
This story will be updated if more information becomes available.
In a separate weekend incident, details about the arrest of a felon from Rockford were also released by RPD via Twitter on Monday (2/27).
Police were called to the 300 block of Penfield Place around 2:15 am Saturday morning (2/25) for a suspicious vehicle report and located 41-year-old William Brown of Rockford.
Brown had an outstanding warrant and was in possession of a loaded gun and drugs, according to the press release. He was arrested on the following charges:
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
- Possession with Intent to Deliver Ecstasy
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts)