HomeFeaturedStabbing Spree in Rockford, Illinois, 4 Dead, 5 Injured, Christian Soto Arrested

Stabbing Spree in Rockford, Illinois, 4 Dead, 5 Injured, Christian Soto Arrested

Suspect Christian Soto is being held without bond.


Authorities responded to an emergency call for an assault with a white gun in #Rockford, #Illinois, leaving four people dead and five injured.

Suspect Christian Soto. Credit WCSO.

According to reports from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, a burglary was reported at Cleveland Avenue and Eggleston Road.

In the attack, a young woman fled the scene and was chased by the attacker who stabbed her in the hands and face, and is currently in serious condition.

Rockford Illinois Police Department Press Release Re: Multiple Homicides, Christian Soto in Custody

ROCKFORD, IL – On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at approximately 1:14 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to multiple addresses in the area of Holmes Street, Winnetka Drive, and Cleveland Avenue. We are currently working through the details of the investigation and further updates will follow as the investigation continues. The suspect, a 22-year-old male, was located in the same area and taken into custody at 1:35 p.m.

At the time of this release, there are four deceased victims: A 15-year-old female, a 63-year-old female, a 49-year-old male, and a 22-year-old male. There are five additional victims who were transported to local hospitals and are currently being treated for serious injuries.

This is a very active and multi-level, multi-agency investigation and has an extensive amount of moving parts. As with any investigation, further details and charges may come at a later date.

We encourage residents in the area to please review video or any additional information you may have and to please contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook (@RockfordillinoisPoliceDepartment) or on Twitter (@RockfordPD).

To submit an anonymous tip, text the word RPDTIP and your tip to 847411 or get the Rockford PD App in the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Source: Eyewitness News WTVO WQRF

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