Teen arrested in reported Rockford gun incident

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A 16-year-old was arrested early Thursday after police responded to a fight involving a gun near a Rockford elementary school. 

Shortly after midnight, officers responded to Welsh School, 2100 Huffman Boulevard, in reference to reported assault with a handgun. Officers learned two juvenile females were with three
juvenile males outside the school. One of the males got into an argument with one of the females and reportedly pointed a handgun at her.

A juvenile male family member of the victim got into an argument with the suspect, who police say pointed the gun at him. The male victim ran away. The suspect also fled. No one was hurt.

Officers later located the three juvenile males walking in the area and attempted to stop them, but all three fled. Officers pursued the suspects and were able to take one of them into custody. He’s charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer. 

The incident comes less that 24 hours after charges were announced against a 14-year-old boy, who police say shot at two Rockford officers near Washington Elementary Tuesday.

Anyone with more information should contact Rockford Police at 815-963-7867 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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