COPY-Rockford man arrested after allegedly shooting teen's hand
A man is arrested, accused of shooting a teen in the hand during a drug deal in Rockford.
According to police, Gavan Matthews was allegedly dealing drugs around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning on 31st street. When he accidentally shot the 19-year-old, Matthews took off. Officers later found him on Fitch road. Police say he is also wanted on a warrant out of Stephenson County. He was taken into custody. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.