UPDATE: Rockford Home Shooting Suspect Turns Himself in to Police


UPDATE: Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann says a standoff at a Rockford home has ended peacefully.

Rockford Police had surrounded the home since around 3 a.m. after shots were believed to be fired inside. It was learned that a suspect was holed up in the upstairs residence alone. He was identified as Anthony Windom, 27, of Rockford.

Windom eventually gave himself up around 11 a.m. without incident. Police say he has previous gun offenses out of Rockford. He has been sent to a local hospital for evaluation; charges are pending.

Eyewitness News will have complete details this evening at 5 and 6.


Police responded to a house in the 1100 block of Elm Street for a report of possible shooter inside. Investigators believe they’re dealing with a 27-year-old man who lives in the home.

Details are still limited at this time. Police have blocked off area streets to the west of Downtown Rockford. They expect the streets to be closed for several hours. Avoid the area.

Police say the man lives in the upstairs part of the home, but his exact whereabouts in the house are uncertain. Another family lives in the lower portion of the house. They were on scene this morning, but safely evacuated along with several other homes nearby.

Rockford Police have not indicated if there are any hostages. Police received reports that there were shots fired from inside the house.

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