Police: Downtown Rockford shooting suspect in custody


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police announced Thursday morning that a suspect in the shooting which took place on Tuesday near downtown has been taken into custody.

28-year-old Jamie Pearson was arrested at a home in the 3500 block of Pheasant Run on Wednesday.

He’s been charged with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

Photo: Rockford Police Department

Rockford Police responded to a shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon at 2:40 p.m. near E. State Street and 6th street.

Police say Pearson fired into the victims’ car.

Two people, one 30-year-old male and one 30-year-old female, were a the blue car as the were struck by gunfire. Police said the male has life-threatening injuries, while the female has non-life-threatening injuries.

Surveillance footage obtained by Eyewitness News shows a car that matches that description heading southbound on 6th Street at the time of the shooting.


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