The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man found shot dead outside of his car Thursday night.
He is 35-year-old Christopher Brown of Rockford. The Coroner says Brown sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
At 10:45 PM Rockford Police responded to a call for shots fired at Sherman Avenue and Bluefield Street.
Arriving on the scene, police responded to another call for a suspicious vehicle on the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue.
Officers searched and located the vehicle and found a 35-year-old male lying outside the vehicle.
The victim was found to have a gunshot wound and pronounced dead on the scene.
Rockford Police are investigating this as a murder.
The name of the victim has not been released.