2 Police Shootings In 2 Days In Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two separate police shootings in the northern Illinois community of Rockford over the weekend left one man dead and another injured, authorities said.

According to the Rockford Register Star, the first shooting happened on at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday. Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies had responded to a domestic disturbance when, according to a news release, the “situation escalated to an officer involved shooting.”

At a Monday news conference, members of the Winnebago-Boone County Integrity Task Force, which is investigating both shootings, said the man at the residence was charging a deputy with a large metal pipe when the deputy fatally shot him.

The deputy who shot the man was knocked unconscious in the attack, but his injuries were not considered life threatening, authorities said.

The name of the man who was fatally shot has not been released.

Officials said they are still trying to determine exactly why the man charged at the deputy and the circumstances surrounding the domestic disturbance.

Then on Sunday night, a Rockford Police officer shot a 19-year-old man. The man's injuries were not considered life threatening. No other details about that shooting have been provided.