Man charged for May shooting in downtown Rockford

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Photo: Illinois Department of Corrections

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police have charged Marquese Black-Freeman, 28, for shooting at a man walking a dog downtown on May 24th.

Police said witnesses said a silver SUV was driving east on W. State when a suspect got out of the vehicle and shot at a man walking a dog on the sidewalk. Police said the man was uninjured.

Shell casings were seen on the street outside the Subway Restaurant, at 201 W State St.

Detectives identified Black-Freeman as the suspect and have charged him with Armed Habitual Criminal, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Black-Freeman is currently in custody with the Illinois Department of Corrections on unrelated charges, police said Friday.

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