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Press Release-Taco Bell Murder Indictments


Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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April 24th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that four individuals have been indicted by a Grand Jury for a murder that happened at a Rockford business last November.   

 

On November 13th, 2018, Rockford Police were called to 2602 Auburn Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located one male victim and one female victim in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Taco Bell Restaurant. Both victims were transported to a local hospital where the male was pronounced deceased. He was later identified as Zachary Reyes, 25 of Rockford. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Reyes’ cause of death to be from a gunshot wound. A 37-year-old female was seriously hurt, but survived.  The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and as a result, charges were authorized against two juveniles and two adults. All four defendants were recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on the charges below.

Mycarlo Gunn (D.O.B. 12/12/1996) of Chicago faces multiple counts of First Degree Murder, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Attempt Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Mob Action Charges.  

Qydennie Simmons (D.O.B. 4/10/1976) of Tennessee faces multiple counts of First Degree Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Attempt Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon and Mob Action Charges.

Demarco Ford (D.O.B. 7/10/2000) of Rockford faces multiple counts of First Degree Murder, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Attempt Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Mob Action Charges. 

Shy’Marko Jackson (D.O.B. 5/13/2001) of Rockford faces multiple counts of First Degree Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Attempt Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm without Requisite Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and Mob Action Charges.

 

On April 9th, 2019, Mycarlo Gunn was arrested during a traffic stop in Rockford. He is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail. Gunn is scheduled to be arraigned on the bill of indictment at 9:00am on May 16th, 2019 in Courtroom B of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

Ford is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the bill of indictment at 8:30am on May 9th, 2019, in Courtroom D of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

Jackson is currently in custody at the Juvenile Detention Center. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the bill of indictment at 8:30am on May 9th, 2019, in Courtroom D of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

Simmons is still at large and is pictured below.  Anyone with information on Simmons’ whereabouts is encouraged to call Rockford Police (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

 Qyndinnie Simmons Mug

First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department Corrections with an additional 15 years to Natural Life followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an additional 15 years to Natural Life followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Attempt Armed Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4 -15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

Possession of a Firearm without a Requisite Firearm Owners Identification Card is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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