Rockford man slaps gun away from would-be robber, gets shot in the foot

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A Rockford man was shot in the foot after he slapped a gun away from his would-be robber at the Fairgrounds Housing Complex on Saturday.

According to Rockford Police, the 29-year-old victim said he was walking near the Fairgrounds and the Rockford Police Department’s District 1 headquarters when he was approached by two men who attempted to rob him.

When one of the suspects pointed a gun at him, the victim told police he slapped the gun down and it discharged into his foot. The would-be robbers then fled.

Police met with the victim at a local emergency room around 11:20 p.m.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, police said.

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