Victim fires back at suspects in home invasion

Online Staff Report

A homeowner in the 3500 block of Gilbert Avenue in Rockford returned fire at suspects in an attempted home invasion that occurred around 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13.

According to police, suspects forced entry into the home through a door. Once inside, they were confronted by the homeowner and then fled the residence. The suspects fired shots at the homeowner as they fled, and the homeowner returned gunshots after being shot at.

Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

Posted Jan. 14, 2015

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