Teen in custody following shooting on Crestview

Online Staff Report

A 16-year-old Rockford boy is in custody after a Dec. 19 shooting in the 4200 block of Crestview Drive, and another suspect is sought.

Officers responded to Highcrest Shopping Center, 1670 N. Alpine Road, Rockford, at around 6 p.m., Dec. 19, in reference to a shooting victim. When they arrived, officers found a 24-year-old man who had been shot twice — once in the neck and once in the hip.

Two associates of the victim were present at the scene and interviewed. Preliminary investigation determined the shooting had occurred in the 4200 block of Crestview.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious but stable condition, and he is expected to survive.

Two suspects were identified. The first was a white male in his late teens, about 5-foot-8 and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt. The other suspect was a black male in his late teens, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with a medium build.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody shortly after 8 p.m., Dec. 20, at an address on the west side of Rockford. He has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and is being held at the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center.

Posted Dec. 22, 2014

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