Rockford Police arrested an alleged gang member whom they say shot at a car with a small child inside.
Officers arrested Austin Rice, 19, for a drive-by in the area of 12th and Herbert. An eyewitness gave police a good description of the vehicle, which officers then spotted and stopped after a short chase.
Rice was arrested after police say he tried to run away.
He now faces several felony charges, including Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Gang Member and Resisting Arrest. No one in the victim’s car, including the child, was hurt.