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Rockford Police arrest 16-year-old in handgun incident

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say a 16-year-old teen was arrested after they responded to an incident in which a girl said a juvenile pointed a gun at her.

Rockford Police officers responded to an incident on Thursday, July 25, shortly after midnight, to an aggravated assault with handgun situation.

Officials learned that two juvenile females were with three juvenile males outside of Welsh School, 2100 Huffman Boulevard, when one male got in an argument with one of the females and pointed a handgun at her.

At that time the male juvenile male family member of the victim arrived at the school and got into an argument with the suspect. The suspect then pointed the gun at him, officials said.

The male victim was able to escape, and the suspects left the scene on foot. No one was hurt during the incident.

Police were able to locate three juvenile males walking in the area and attempted to stop them, but all three were able to escape. Officers then pursued the suspects and were able to take one of them into custody.

The charges against the 16-year-old juvenile are for resisting/obstructing an officer, police said.

Police ask that anyone with more information contact Rockford Police at 815-963-7867 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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