Rockford felon arrested on weapons charges after Charles Street shooting

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 19-year-old Dylen Anderson was arrested Thursday after the ShotSpotter detection system alerted police to a gunshot fired outside an apartment on Charles Street.

Rockford Police say the alert came in shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Charles Street.

When officers arrived, they saw Anderson outside the building. When he say them, police say he ran, but was caught after a foot chase.

Police say they found a spent shell casing and recovered a loaded handgun.

Anderson was charged with Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, and no Firearm Owner’s Identification.

He was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.

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