Two arrested after shots fired call leads to standoff

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Two people have been arrested after a shots fired call led a brief stand-off with Rockford Police.

The ordeal started around 9:30 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Creekview Road and Eastlawn Drive.

That’s where police say two people opened fire, but then ran away into Alpine Park and then into surrounding neighborhoods. Police arrested one suspect in the 4500 block of Dogwood Circle. Investigators say the second suspect ran inside a home in the 1300 block of Sequoia Road, surrendering after a brief standoff.

One of the suspects, 25-year-old Kennin Darden of Rockford, has been charged with armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of weapons, unlawful use of weapons by a felon, unlawful use of weapons by a gang member, possession of heroin with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of a stolen firearm, no FOID, and resisting police.

The other suspect, a 17-year-old whose name is not being released due to his age, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of weapons, defacing the identifying marks on a firearm, no FOID, and resisting police.

One car was hit by gunfire in the incident and no injuries have been reported. It remains under investigation.