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Geround Brown charged after woman, teenager shot in Rockford

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was charged with a string of criminal offenses following a pair of shootings and a standoff Tuesday on the city’s near east side.

Geround Brown, 33, is charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, two counts of aggravated domestic battery, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and a probation violation.

Brown is suspected of shooting a 16-year-old boy at a home on the 500 block of College Avenue and a 34-year-old woman inside a home on the 400 block of S. Fifth Street. Police say Brown knew both the teenager and the woman prior to the shooting.

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Brown was located inside a house on the 300 block of S. Fourth Street where he surrendered after a nearly five hour standoff.

Brown was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on no bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon.

Ken DeCoster covers business news and features. Contact him at 815-987-1391, [email protected] or @DeCosterKen.

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