Man tased during standoff with Rockford police, faces multiple charges
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - 26-year-old Corterryis Ford is in unknown condition Thursday after a tense standoff Wednesday night with Rockford police.
Police say Ford barricaded himself following a shooting in the 2400 block of Eggleston Court near Harrison Avenue. Almost 12 hours later, officers deployed a Taser to stop Ford from fleeing.
He was taken into custody, but continued to struggle with officers and medical personnel. He was then transported to a local hospital.
Officers responded around 6 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the area. When they arrived they found a 19-year-old male victim saying he’d had been shot while driving in that area.
Meanwhile, officers fielded a claiming a man was shooting a gun from his front door. Ford was later identified as the suspect and went back inside the house alone.
According to police, Ford continued to shoot during the standoff and one of the rounds struck an armored police vehicle.
Ford did not attempt to leave his home until 4 a.m. Thursday, March 31. He attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle towards Belvidere.
Rockford Police and assisting agencies pursued the vehicle and deployed stop sticks to assist with disabling the vehiclein the 3800 block of Stone Quarry Road where Ford jumped out of the car and ran into a field.
This is a developing story. The 23 News team will be sure to update you on the air and online as we learn more.
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