Rockford Officer’s Car Rammed, Opens Fire on Suspect

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A suspect uses their car to ram an off-duty Rockford Police officer’s car.

The incident happened just before 6:30pm in the area of 8th Street and 5th Avenue.  Investigators say the suspect rammed the officer’s car with their own car.  Afterward, the officer fired their weapon at the suspect vehicle.

The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  There are no known injuries at this time.

The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force is now investigating the officer’s use of a weapon.

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