Man wanted for shooting woman near Rockford daycare

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 24-year-old Deondre N. Friar is wanted by Rockford Police for a shooting near a Rockford daycare in which a woman was injured.

Photo: Winnebago County State’s Attorney

Rockford Police say the shooting happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 17th, at the corner of 24th Street and Broadway, near the Tender Beginnings Learning Center.

39-year-old Brooke Brauer was sitting in a vehicle when she was struck by a bullet allegedly fired from a dark colored vehicle that drove past.

Police say she “self transported” to a hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

The daycare was evacuated following the shooting.

Friar is wanted on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

Anyone with information on Friar’s whereabouts is asked to contact Rockford Police or Crimestoppers.


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