Rockford Illinois police have launched a manhunt for a suspect believed to have shot and killed three people early Saturday morning on what was described as an “adult-themed” party bus.
The suspect, identified as Raheem D. King, 22, of Rockford, opened fire on the charter bus, police said. The vehicle was a Distinguished Gentleman private entertainment bus, the Rockford Register Star reported.
King is believed to be carrying a rifle and is considered armed and dangerous, police said.
“Obviously, there’s an individual out there who has … killed three people and we need to make sure that we try and apprehend them,” Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said during a news conference. Investigators did not reveal what may have sparked the shooting, FOX News reports.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at approximately 3:25 a.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 400 block of N. Springfield to investigate a report of multiple individuals being shot. Responding officers found three victims deceased inside a private charter limousine style coach. The limousine style coach had been rented by private citizens on Friday, April 6. The identities of the three victims are being withheld pending notifications to the respective families.
Rockford Police Department detectives are conducting an investigation into the incident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that one of the individuals on the coach, identified as Raheem King, was armed with an assault rifle and shot three individuals who were also passengers on the chartered coach. The shooting was reported to have occurred in the area of Auburn Street and N. Johnston Avenue while the vehicle was traveling. Shortly after the shooting incident, the passengers of the vehicle fled on foot. The driver remained on the bus and traveled to Springfield Avenue, just south of Auburn Street, where he contacted 911 and subsequently met with officers.
The results of the investigation have been reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges have been authorized and an arrest warrant was obtained for Raheem King for the listed charges. A photo of King is attached.
WANTED: Raheem D. King Age 22 Rockford, Ill.
CHARGE: First Degree Murder – 4 Counts
We are seeking the public’s assistance with providing any information on the whereabouts of Raheem King. Raheem King is believed to be in possession of the assault rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at
779-500-6551 or Crimestoppers at 815-963-7867.
This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time. ###
Assault rifle? No such thing. Whatever, the dude is a murderer.
Raheem is his name so my guess is that he isn’t Italian or Chinese.
Let’s hope they catch this scumbag fast!