ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering after being shot in the head with a BB gun.
Police said deputies were conducting a welfare check Thursday afternoon at a home on S. Greenview Avenue.
A suspect was found in the back yard of the home; he pointed a BB gun at the deputy and fired.
The deputy was treated at the hospital and later released.
The unidentified suspect is in jail, authorities said.