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Rockford man charged in weekend shooting

Man shot in shoulder during fight at party at rural Byron home

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:39 a.m. CST
Brandon McMahon

OREGON – A Rockford man remained in jail Tuesday in connection with a shooting during a fight at a rural Byron home over the weekend.

Brandon McMahon, 20, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, said Rockford Police Department Deputy Chief Dave Hopkins. McMahon, a parolee, was in Winnebago County Jail on a hold for the Illinois Department of Corrections, Hopkins said.

The shooting occured early Saturday at a home on North Hoisington Road, northwest of Byron.

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn told a Rockford TV station that the shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. after two people got into a fight during a party.

The victim, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in serious condition with a shoulder wound, according to the TV report.

McMahon was taken into custody by Rockford police after the shooting.

Harn did not answer his phone or return numerous phone calls seeking information about the shooting.

According to IDOC records, McMahon was paroled in July. He had been sentenced in 2010 to 3 years in prison after being convicted on several charges, including armed robbery (no firearm) and possession of a firearm by a gang member. All of the offenses occurred in Winnebago County.

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