One man is in custody after a Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy said he saw the man point a gun at someone.
It happened around 6:30pm Monday on E. State Street and Longwood in Rockford. Four people were arguing over money. Police say the suspect, Brandon Walter, then pulled out the gun. The deputy was on his way to headquarters and happened to be driving by. He immediately ordered Walter to drop the gun. Investigators say it turned out to be a pellet gun.
Walter’s now charged with aggravated assault. No one was hurt.