Police in search of suspect in early-morning shooting on Collins Street
Online Staff Report
Rockford police are in search of a white man in his 20s who was wearing a white bandana and black T-shirt and is suspected of shooting a 26-year-old man in the face at around 1:19 a.m., Thursday, July 19. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury above his left eye.
Police received reports of shots fired around 1:19 a.m., July 19, and found the victim in the 2800 block of Collins Street.
The victim told police he was walking down the street when a black Chevy Tahoe or Suburban approached him from the side. He said a passenger exited the vehicle and opened fire. The passenger and a Hispanic male driver then fled south from the scene.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Rockford police at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
Posted July 19, 2012
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