ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Members of Rockford’s special crime-fighting SCOPE (Specialized Community Oriented Police Enforcement) team arrested George Barmore, 27, for reportedly firing a weapon within city limits.
Officers from the SCOPE team responded to the 500 block of Locust Street around 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 9th and found Barmore next to a parked car, police said.
A loaded handgun was found in the car.
Barmore was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.
He was then released on bond.
Made up of two teams, with a total of 11 officers, the SCOPE team is currently housed in District 1.