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Rockford man killed in home invasion

ROCKFORD — A home invasion on Rockford’s west side Friday morning has left one man dead.

Police say around 6:30 a.m., two suspects forced their way into a home in the 400 block of Henrietta Avenue and shot a 24-year-old man, who officers found dead at the scene. A 22-year-old woman was unharmed.

The suspects are described as two black males in their 20s. One is 5-9, 200 pounds with a large build. He was wearing dark clothing. The other man is 5-9, 170 pounds with a small build.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

Police are urging anyone with information to call the Rockford Police at 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers, 815-963-7867.

The homicide marks Rockford’s fourth of 2018 and the third this week. R.

The Rock River Times will have more on this story as it develops.