ROCKFORD (WREX) – An off-duty Rockford Police officer was the victim of vehicle assault, Sunday night.
Rockford Police say the off-duty officer was in a car in the area of 8th Street and 5th Avenue around 6:30 p.m.
During the assault, police say the off-duty officer fired their weapon at a suspect vehicle after it rammed the officer’s vehicle.
The officer was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, however police say there are no known injuries at this time.
Chief Dan O’Shea activated the Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force to investigate the incident.