Coroner identifies Rockford man killed in New Year’s Day shooting

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Winnebago County Coroner has identified 52-year-old Herman Bowser as the man killed in an alleged car-to-car gun battle near Brown Avenue and Church Street on New Years Day.

Authorities said they received calls about two cars were chasing each other and exchanging gunfire around 6:30 a.m. When police arrived on-scene, they found Bowser in the road outside of a crashed vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.

Rockford Police say the shooting is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.


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