Police investigate homicide on Darwood Drive

UPDATE: The victim of Monday’s homicide has been identified as 18-year-old Douglas Johnson, of Rockford. Johnson died in surgery at Rockford Memorial Hospital at 2:30 p.m., after being shot on the city’s northwest side.

The suspect has been described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, 5-feet, 11-inches and 160 pounds. He was wearing an orange and yellow hooded sweatshirt. Police say he was last seen running from the area north on Darwood Drive.

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Rockford Police officers are investigating a homicide that occurred Monday, April 21, on Darwood Drive, near North Rockton Avenue and Halsted Road.

Monday, April 21, shortly before 1 p.m., patrol officers and detectives from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 3200 block of Darwood Dr. in reference to a shooting.

When they arrived, they located an 18-year-old victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Rockford Fire Department rescue personnel transported the teen to a local hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

Detectives are conducting a followup investigation into the incident. No suspects have been named.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

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