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Don’t bring a pellet gun to gunfight
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Rockford (Guns Save Life) - A 17-year-old aspiring armed robber and soon-to-be father Brandon Pierce of Rockford, IL was struck down in his prime while robbing a jewelry store in Rockford, according to police.

Police did not deny that Mr. Pierce tried announced the robbery while holding a handgun, and the owner of the store retrieved his own handgun and fired a number of shots at the robber and that the gun later turned out to be a pellet pistol.

Just a classic case of don’t bring a pellet gun to an armed robbery.

Or better yet, don’t be an armed robber.

The family asks friends to donate money to the family in lieu of flowers. How sweet.

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Brandon M. Pierce.

Police mum on shooting at North Towne Mall in Rockford
Rockford, IL
(Register-Star) — A hole in the ceiling and an undisclosed amount of missing jewelry are what police found when they responded to a 4:15 a.m. burglary alarm Oct. 15 at Jewelry Concepts.

Was it related to Friday’s armed robbery attempt and fatal shooting at the same business in North Towne Mall? Lt. Marc Welsh doesn’t think so.

“I have no reason to believe they were connected,” he said Monday.

Outside of a Winnebago County coroner’s report that Brandon M. Pierce died of multiple gunshot wounds, officials revealed few details about the shooting.

Pierce, 17, reportedly entered the store, 940 W. Riverside Blvd., shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, displayed a handgun and told the employees he was there to rob the business. An employee retrieved a handgun and shot Pierce. Paramedics pronounced the teen dead at the scene.

Welsh would not confirm or deny reports that the employee was the business owner or that Pierce had a pellet gun.

…Most, but not all, mall customers were ready to call the shooting an isolated incident.

…Tom Jones, owner of Superior Spy & Surveillance, 1070 W. Riverside Blvd. in the mall, compared the shooting to a foiled robbery Oct. 1, 2011, at Marie’s Pizza, 1513 Charles St.

Off-duty Winnebago County Deputy Frank Pobjecky halted the robbery when he used the business owner’s gun to shoot the four suspects. Among them was Michael D. Sago, 16, who was killed.

“I’m sick of the crime, and I’m sick of people taking advantage of other people,” Jones said. “This shows that if you come into any place of business, you are not always going to win.”
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
I'm not sad that a robber was killed. I am however sad because someone felt it necesarry to take that path.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
Sooooo.... The donations being requested are for the repairs to the jewlery store, right?

Because not even a Rug Doctor can fix a blood stained carpet.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
Too bad this didn't happen BEFORE he had a chance to reproduce. Dumb ass.
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
- Benjamin Franklin
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Somebody needs to thank the jeweler for pouring some chlorine in the gene pool.

Better late than never.
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
There was a part time night auditor who worked at a motel on the MD/DC line on the night's I was off (ca 1980). He taught law enforcement at UMd and was a competitive shooter who kept his .45 with him at work.

One night he buzzed a couple into the lobby, and the male whipped out what my friend determined was a Crossman. The robber yelled, "give me the money m***** f*****. The response he got was to look down the wrong end of a .45. He panicked and ran off, leaving his girl and his duffle bag which contained his paycheck. He did get caught.

(Makes up for the 3 times I was held up and they got away.)
hdatontodo, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.

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