3 teens in custody after Rockford Police find stolen handgun during traffic stop

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say they recovered a stolen handgun after they stopped a car, containing three teenagers, for a traffic violation.

Police say the incident happened around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. The vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old girl.

19-year-old Jovon Hill (pictured) and a 15-year-old juvenile, from Aurora, were passengers.

After the loaded weapon was recovered, all three were taken into custody.

Hill was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The 15-year-old was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and no FOID.

The 19-year-old female was released with a traffic citation.

Hill was taken to jail; the 15-year-old to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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