2 people arrested for striking Ill. firefighter and police officer

The Rockford firefighter was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries


Shaquil Manigault
Rockford Register Star, Ill.

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A man and a woman, both from Rockford, were arrested Thursday for striking a Rockford firefighter and a Rockford police officer.

According to the Rockford Police Department, officers responded about 7 p.m. to the 900 block of 11th Street for a report of a battery against a Rockford firefighter. The firefighter was transported to a local hospital where the firefighter was treated and released.

Rockford police officers responded to a report of a battery against a Rockford firefighter.
Rockford police officers responded to a report of a battery against a Rockford firefighter. (Photo/Rockford Fire Department)

The suspect, Jeremiah Span, 18, of Rockford, was not at the scene when officers arrived, police said, but he was located later and taken into custody.

When he was taken into custody, Fajah Span, 24, of Rockford, struck a police officer in the face, police said in a news release.

Jeremiah has been charged with aggravated battery to a firefighter and Fajah has been charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer.

Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office has charged Jeremiah Span with aggravated battery to a firefighter and Fajah Span with aggravated battery to a peace officer.

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