Police arrest Rockford shooting suspect

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Rockford Police have arrested a man for an alleged shooting that occurred on October 3rd on Birch Court.

Police say 31-year-old Woody Ward, a known gang member, was walking in the area of 1500 Birch Court around 10 p.m. when he was shot by Tonio Trammell, of Rockford. 

Ward was shot in the leg but returned fire at his attacker. Police later arrested Ward at the hospital on the charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Gang Member and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

Officers from the Rockford Housing Authority unit identified Trammell as the suspect and arrested him on Friday, October 12th in the 2900 block of West State Street around 11:30 p.m. He was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, and no FOID card.

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