The Dixon Police Department has spent one year and many hours investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street, where two victims were struck by gunfire, on Wednesday, March 18th of 2020. Investigators have identified several individuals involved in the shooting incident.
Anthony J. Wilbourn, age 18, of Rockford, Illinois was charged on Tueasday, March 30th, 2021. Wilbourn was charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER (6 Counts), being a Class X Felony each, AGGRAVATED BATTERY (2 Counts), being a Class X Felony each, and AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, being a Class 1 Felony. Wilbourn is currently incarcerated in the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.