Suspect Arrested for Firing Shot at a Car with a Child Inside

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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.

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