Police investigate Dec. 8 murder on Hiatt Drive
Online Staff Report
Shortly after 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 6900 block of Hiatt Drive in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a victim of gunshot wounds lying in the street. The victim, identified as Paul R. Ezop, 46, was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
After the shooting incident, a black male seen driving a brown or maroon GMC or Chevy full-size sports utility vehicle (SUV), possibly with the Z71 package, was seen leaving the area.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Rockford Police Department shift commander at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
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