Off-duty Rockford officer victim of vehicular assault

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.

 

Taylor Utzig

Taylor Utzig

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