Man hit in the head with a handgun

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man is hit in the head with a gun during an attempted armed robbery on Rockford's west side.

The victim told police he was walking to a bus stop near Jefferson St. and Henrietta Ave. when a suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded everything he had in his pockets.

Police say when the victim tried to run away he was allegedly hit in the head with a handgun. Police say the man tried to flag down a driver to get away, but the suspect eventually caught up with the victim and got in the back seat of the car.

The victim was eventually able to get to his home and call police.

Officers say they found the suspect near the scene and took them into custody. The suspect is now being questioned by police.