Rockford man charged after hours-long stand-off with Rockford police
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A Rockford man has been charged after a stand-off with the Rockford Police Department that lasted nearly eight hours from late Thursday night into Friday morning.
Angel D. Haisler, 28, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a Felon and reckless discharge.
Around 10:45 p.m. Thursday night officers dispatched to a call of people arguing in an apartment with shots fired. When police tried to talk to the people in the apartment, they did not answer. A female occupant of the apartment initially spoke with police but then stopped just after midnight.
Eventually, both occupants, a 28-year-old male and a 32-year-old female left the apartment and were taken into police custody for questioning.
A search warrant was authorized for the residence, where police found two handguns.
Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd addressed the standoff in a press conference on Friday. She said that police are early on in the investigation and that she is thankful the incident was isolated. There is no threat at large to the public and no injuries were reported.
Chief Redd stresses the importance of calling police when residents witness or hear Domestic Violence. Intervention in DV cases can de-escalate and save lives.
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