Rockford shooting suspect arrested out-of-state, another suspect at large

Christian Turner (left) was arrested in the state of Washington, Montrese Harris (center) was a victim and shooting suspect, Elisha Ford (right) remains at large. (Courtesy: Rockford Police Department)
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man wanted for a car-to-car shooting in Rockford last month was arrested in the state of Washington.

Officers in Kent, Washington arrested Christian Turner, 21, on Tuesday. They used information from the Rockford Police Department’s Intel Unit to find him, and he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Turner is one of multiple suspects accused of three separate ShotSpotter alerts on April 21, 2019. These alerts came from 1100 West State Street, 1000 Mulberry Street, and 200 Kilburn Avenue.

One victim, 19-year-old Montrese Harris, suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his head. Investigators say Harris was in one of two vehicles exchanging gunfire that afternoon.

Harris was allegedly in a car with a female juvenile, while Turner and another suspect, identified as Elisha Ford, were allegedly in the other vehicle.

Turner was arrested on charges of aggravated battery of a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of weapons by a gang member and no FOID card. He is in custody of Washington police until extradition back to Winnebago County.

Ford, 21, is wanted on the same charges as Turner.

If you have any information, contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. All suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.