Rockford area man arrested in shooting death of 10-year-old boy

A Rockford area man was arrested Friday night following the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.

The shooting took place in the 200 block of Townline Avenue in South Beloit.

The man, Jose Sandovaltenorio, has been charged with child endangerment and for not having a Firearm Owners Identification Card.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to Townline Avenue in South Beloit about 8 p.m. Friday for a shooting.

Upon arriving, deputies located 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office authorized the charges against Sandovaltenorio, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

The investigation is ongoing.

This article originally appeared on Rockford Register Star: Rockford area man arrested in death of 10-year-old boy

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