Rockford, Illinois News

Police: Shooting suspect arrested after attempting to flee detectives

ROCKFORD — A suspect in two Rockford shootings is charged with a an array of offenses after attempting to flee detectives.

At around 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, Rockford detectives were in the area of 5700 Forest Hills Road when they observed Darion Gulley, 28, of Rockford, entering a vehicle. Police say detectives knew Gulley was wanted on warrants and approached him.

As detectives approached, Gulley allegedly attempted to flee and struck a police vehicle. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Police recovered a defaced firearm during the arrest.

Gulley is charged with aggravated fleeing, aggravated assault, resisting a police officer, criminal damage to government property, armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of a firearm by a felon and possession of a defaced firearm. He was wanted on warrants for aggravated discharge of a firearm and contempt.

According to court records, Gulley faces charges in shooting incident, during which bullets struck the downtown Embassy Suites last August, and one at a house party in the 1400 block of Jefferson.

A 24-year-old Rockford man, Phillip Trammell, died in the Jefferson Street incident. Gulley has not been charged with his death.

Anyone with additional information about these incidents is asked to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.