Rockford Police arrest a wanted individual after a standoff

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Rockford Police arrested a wanted man in connection to a shooting after an hours long standoff. 

Rockford Police and a SWAT team were on scene shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the 1900 block of Church Street involving a wanted individual. Surrounding homes have been evacuated as a safety precaution. 

Police say the wanted subject is in connection to Monday’s shooting that happened on the 400 block of 27th Street, where a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg.

Rockford Police have arrested Mykel Curry, 29, in connection with the afternoon shooting. Curry surrendered peacefully shortly before 9:00 p.m.

According to police, two black male suspects confronted a resident on the 400 block of 27th Street on Monday around 2:45 p.m. over a previous dispute. During the confrontation, police say Curry drew a handgun and fired several rounds at the resident, who fired back at the suspects using his own weapon.

The 2nd suspect, a 23-year-old man who was with Curry, was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital with what police consider non-life threatening injuries.

Curry is wanted on charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon.

Officials advise to avoid the Church Street area until the scene clears. 

This is a developing story, More information will be posted as information comes in. 

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