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Rockford man charged in shooting

Rockford man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in rural Ogle County over the weekend.

Deputy Chief Dave Hopkins of the Rockford Police Department said Brandon McMahon, 20, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Hopkins said McMahon, a parolee, is currently in the Winnebago County Jail on a hold for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). 

McMahon was taken into custody in Rockford by Rockford police after the shooting, which occurred in the wee hours of March 22 at a residence on North Hoisington Road, northwest of Byron.

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn did not answer his phone or return numerous phone calls seeking information about the incident.

According to a Rockford TV station, Harn said the shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. after two people got into a fight during a party.

The victim, whose name was not released, was shot in the shoulder and was in serious condition, the TV report said.

According to IDOC records, McMahon was paroled in July of 2013. 

He was sentenced to three years in the IDOC in 2010 after being convicted on several charges, including armed robbery (no firearm) and possession of a firearm by a gang member. All the offenses occurred in Winnebago County.

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