Man, convicted of attempted murder in Rockford, sentenced 90 years

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: April 9, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

A 22-year-old man convicted of attempted first-degree murder April 2017 was sentenced to 90 years in prison.

Perriyon L. King was also found guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action charges in October.

Police say King and another man were shooting at each other from separate cars in Rockford at Longwood and Rural streets. One bullet hit 69-year-old man Richard Griffin, who police say is still being treated for injuries.

King was sentenced to 55 years on one count of attempted first-degree murder and 35 years for the other charges.

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Published: Oct. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

A 21-year-old man was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder in Rockford in April 2017.

Perriyon L. King was also charged with aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action.

Police say King and another man were shooting at each other from separate cars at Longwood and Rural streets. One bullet hit 69-year-old man Richard Griffin, who is still being treated for injuries.

His sentence is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.