Suspect behind bars after trying to kill 63-year-old Rockford man

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 32-year-old Nicholas Falls has been charged with attempted first degree murder.

On October 7, around 8:30 a.m. Rockford Police responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Avon Street.

Photo: Rockford Police Department

Police said that Falls, driving a white SUV, pulled up next to the 63-year-old victim’s car and began firing.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim quickly sprawled across his passenger seat to avoid getting hit by the five rounds fired into the car.

The victim was shot in the arm and was transported to a local hospital.

Falls is charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Intimidation.

Falls plead not guilty in court on November 14th and his status hearing will be November 26th at 11 a.m.

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