Rockford, Illinois News

Man indicted in Rockford homicide

ROCKFORD — A grand jury has returned an indictment against a 25-year-old man in a shooting that left one man dead dead earlier this year.

Demetrius Shivers, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and possession of a firearm without a FOID.

At 5:43 p.m., May 3 officers with the Rockford Police Department responded to a
shots-fired report west of Polic District 1 headquarters. During the initial investigation, officers located Phillip Trammell suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1400 block of West Jefferson Street.

Trammell was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Shivers was developed as suspect during the follow-up investigation.

First-degree murder is a Class M Felony,  punishable by up to 60 years or life in the
the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of parole.

Aggravated discharge of a firearm is a Class 1 felony with a sentencing range of four to 30 years in prison.

Unlawful use of weapons by a felon is a Class 2 felony, punishable by three to 14 years.

Possession of a firearm without without a FOID is a Class 3 felony with a sentencing range of two to five years in prison.

Shivers is currently in custody without bond and is scheduled to appear on in court Sept. 30.

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