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Rockford teen charged after unoccupied vehicle struck by gunfire in Rockton
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ROCKTON, Ill. — A Rockford teen has been charged after an unoccupied vehicle was struck by gunfire in Rockton, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 11.
James Feuling, 19, of Rockford, has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm (Class 4 felony), theft (Class A misdemeanor), violation of the Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Act (Class A misdemeanor) and criminal damage to property (Class 4 felony).
At about 9:22 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, Rockton police responded to the 700 block of North Salem Street after receiving reports of shots fired resulting in damage to an unoccupied vehicle parked in a driveway. Officers determined nobody was injured and there were no reports of damage to any residences. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police assisted with processing the crime scene.
Soon after, officers were able to identify and locate a suspect in the shooting. As a result of the investigation, a .22-caliber handgun was recovered that was determined to be stolen.
“Through speaking with those involved in the event, it was believed that the damaged vehicle was the intended target,” said Rockton Police Deputy Chief Matt Hollinger.
Posted Feb. 12, 2014