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No formal charges yet in shooting

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:50 p.m. CST

No charges have been filed yet in Ogle County against a Rockford man in connection with shooting early March 22 in rural Byron.

Ogle County State's Attorney Michael Rock said Tuesday that Brandon McMahon, 20, who is being held in the Winnebago County Jail, has not yet been formally charged. He is accused of shooting a 19-year-old at a residence on North Hoisington Road.

The name of the victim, who remains in the hospital, has not been released.

"We're waiting for the investigation to be completed by the sheriff's department," Rock said. "When they bring it to us we'll decide what charges to file."

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn said Tuesday that detectives are continuing to interview witnesses in the case.

Rockford police took McMahon into custody in Rockford a few hours after the shooting.

Deputy Chief Dave Hopkins of the Rockford Police Department said last week that McMahon is facing a preliminary charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

He was also wanted in connection with a shooting in Rockford.

Hopkins said McMahon, a parolee, is on a hold for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). 

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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