14-year-old charged for shooting at two Rockford police officers

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ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- Updated: July 24, 1:10 p.m.

The Rockford Police Department says a 14-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged for firing shots at two Rockford police officers Tuesday night.

The juvenile was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and resisting a peace officer.

Shots were fired in the 1400 block of West Street near Washington Elementary School around 7:45 p.m. Rockford police say no officers were hit or injured.

Officers found a group of juveniles by the school after a ShotSpotter alert. The juvenile is accused of shooting at officers who were in a squad car.

The juvenile suspect's name was not released at a news conference on Wednesday.

Police say 31 juveniles have been arrested for violent crime charges in 2019. Last year, there were 33 juvenile arrests for violent crimes, according to Rockford police.

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Published: July 23, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Rockford Police are investigating after officers were shot at while responding to a call.

The call was for shots fired in the 1400 block of West Street near Washington Elementary School around 7:45 p.m. At the scene, they found a group of people behind the school.

One of those individuals fired at least one round at the officers while they were in their squad car.

No one was seriously injured. Police were able to take the suspect into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.