Rockford's sixth murder of the year happened Thursday morning near the Blackhawk Housing Complex on Rockford's South Side.
Police say the driver of a red car was pulling out of the complex when his passenger shot him once in the head. The car crossed 15th Avenue and crashed into a garage. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooter jumped out of the car and fled back into the housing complex. Police did arrest a man and charged him with a weapons violation. The suspect was taken into custody for questioning.
The name of the victim has not been released at this time.