Duke Webb Wiki – Duke Webb Bio
Duke Webb is an active duty member of the U.S. Army who was named by authorities as the suspect accused in the mass shooting at Don Carter’s bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois. Three people were killed, and three others were injured.
“We believe this is a completely random act,” the police chief, Dan O’Shea, said in a December 27 news conference.
Police are in contact with the U.S. Army about Dyke Webb, he said. He’s facing three murder charges and three attempted murder charges.
He tried to disguise himself when police arrived, according to the chief. He said the motive is not clear, but it’s not believed that the suspect knew the victims, who have not yet been named.
He is 37 years old.
Duke Webb Alley Mass Shooter
A 37-year-old military member has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder after police say he gunned down multiple people at random inside a bar at Don Carter Lanes on East State Street.
Three people were killed and three others were injured in the shooting, which broke out shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday at the complex with a bowling alley, bar, and off-track betting site. Most of the complex was closed per COVID-19 safety protocol.
Duke Webb of Florida, who is an active U.S. Army member, is being held in the Winnebago County Jail without bond. He’s scheduled to make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Monday. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.
He is charged with fatally shooting three men ages 73, 65, and 69. He also is accused of shooting and wounding a 14-year-old boy, who was shot in the face and airlifted to a hospital in Madison, a 16-year-old girl, and a 62-year-old man, who is in critical condition after undergoing surgery from the shooting.
“We believe this was a completely random act, and there is no prior meeting or any kind of relationship between the suspect and any of the victims in this case,” Police Chief Dan O’Shea said Sunday at a news conference at the District 3 police station.
This video, from outside the bowling alley, captured the sound of multiple gunshots as well as arriving, first responders.
“There’s cops everywhere. There are so many gunshots, someone’s dead,” a man says in the video.
There were 20-25 people inside the building at the time of the mass shooting, according to the chief. He said it was under investigation why Duke Webb was in Rockford.
O’Shea said police believe that the mass shooting was “random.” Two handguns were recovered at the scene, said the chief.
Please keep the bowling friends and families in your prayers tonight as there was a mass shooting that happened at one of our bowling alleys Don Carter Lanes in Rockford Illinois 🙁 pic.twitter.com/dK1IQnUrFa
— Mitchael Mccracken (@BigBowler22) December 27, 2020
“This is an obvious active shooter,” he said, adding that the gunman was still in the building when officers responded. Officers did not fire their weapons. He said he believes the “one suspect who did all of the shooting is in custody along with all of the weapons.”