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Rockford shooting victim dies, marks city’s 16th homicide

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD –  The 30-year-old male victim in a shooting earlier this week at the intersection of Sixth and East State streets has died, police reported Thursday night. 

The man and a 30-year-old woman were wounded at around 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, when a another man opened fire on their car from inside another vehicle. The woman was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police say the man responsible for the now-fatal shooting is 28-year-old Jamie Pearson, a parolee who was released from prison in March. He is currently charged with two counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm and is being held without bond. 

Pearson’s charges are expected to be upgraded to first-degree murder.

The victims’ names have not been released. The man’s death marks the city’s 16th homicide of the year. 


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