Shooting Death on Rockford's South Side

By: Nichole Vrsansky
By: Nichole Vrsansky

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.

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