17-year-old shot and killed after attempting to rob Rockford jewelry store
Online Staff Report
Shortly before 5 p.m., Nov. 30, Rockford police responded to Jewelry Concepts, 940 W. Riverside Blvd., in reference to an armed robbery.
Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and informed the employees of the robbery.
An employee of the store retrieved a handgun and shot the suspect. Rockford Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced the suspect dead.
The suspect in the armed robbery was identified as 17-year-old Brandon M. Pierce of Rockford.
Rockford police are conducting follow-up investigation into the incident. Rockford Police detectives have reviewed the facts of the investigation with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information concerning the incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815) 967-6976.
Posted Dec. 3, 2012
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