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Second victim in weekend shooting dies

UPDATE: The two people killed in Sunday's shooting have been identified as Rockford residents 25-year-old Chiyara Nelson and 29-year-old Shawnquez Edwards. ROCKFORD - A second victim of a shooting near Broadway and Eighth Street over the…

Police probe fatal shooting

ROCKFORD -  The Rockford Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting. On Sunday, Nov. 25, shortly before 2:30 a.m. Rockford patrol officers responded to the area of Broadway and 8th Street in reference to a call for shots fired.…

Police search for suspect in stabbing

ROCKFORD - Police in Rockford are searching for a suspect they say was involved in a stabbing that occurred Monday afternoon. At approximately 2:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a local hospital and learned 30-year-old…

Shots fired in Rockford armed robbery

ROCKFORD - Nobody was injured Tuesday morning after shots were fired during an armed robbery on Rockford's west side. Police say the incident unfolded shortly after 1 a.m., in the 900 block of North Winnebago Street, where officers…

Police probe burglary at Rockford restaurant

ROCKFORD - Detectives with the Rockford Police Department are investigating a burglary at an east-side restaurant early Tuesday. Shortly before 5 a.m., officers in the 3700 block of East State Street met with an employee of Johnny…

Rockford man convicted in 2017 fatal shooting

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man was convicted Monday in connection with a fatal shooting. Deon L. Hart, 23, was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm after a jury trial in front of Judge Brendan Maher.…

One dead in shooting outside Rockford Taco Bell

ROCKFORD - A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at a local hospital Tuesday after being shot in the parking lot of a west side fast-food restaurant. Police say shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers responded to Taco Bell at 2602 Auburn St.…

Woman shot dead at Rockford gas station

UPDATE: The female victim in last Sunday's shooting is identified as Jennifer Jones, 37, of Rockford. She died after being shot at the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street. ROCKFORD - A woman was shot and killed Sunday morning at gas…

Murder suspect in custody

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is behind bars in a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday night on the city's northeast side. Jerry Saylor, 46, was taken into custody Monday morning. He's been charged with first-degree murder in connection…

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