Rockford Police officer was discovered dead close to a traffic crash and a man was dead in a vehicle early Sunday following a conceivable shooting, police boss Dan O’Shea said.
Jaimie Cox, 30, influenced a traffic to stop close East State Street and Dawn Avenue in Rockford around 1 a.m. Sunday before making a “brief radio transmission demonstrating he required help,” O’Shea said at a news gathering.
Rockford officers reacting to the scene discovered Cox, who was fundamentally harmed, close to a solitary vehicle crash around two pieces north of the underlying traffic stop, O’Shea said. Officers additionally found someone else dead inside a vehicle.
Cox was hurried to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he was articulated dead, O’Shea said.
Around 1:20 a.m., Rockford police on Twitter said it was at a “scene of a shooting including an officer.” O’Shea later would not state whether Cox or the other individual was lethally shot, yet trusted a shooting occurred.
“The examination is as yet continuous and exceptionally dynamic,” O’Shea said. “We don’t trust we have any open in danger now.
The region is as yet closed off from the occurrence. The criminologists are out there working … To the extent suspects, we don’t feel people in general is in risk at the present time.”
Cox joined the Rockford division in December 2016, said a city representative.
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He beforehand filled in as an officer for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, O’Shea said.
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