Family of teen armed robber killed in Rockford speaks out
The family of the armed robber killed last Friday in Rockford while robbing jewelry store behind his home has spoken out to the media.
Brandon Pierce was shot dead by an employee, rumored to be the proprietor, of the Jewelry Concepts store around 5pm Friday, November 30th after walking into the store with a handgun and announcing a robbery.
The subsequent investigation found the violent offender to have been armed with a pellet gun that looked like a real pistol.
Mr. Pierce, the aspiring armed robber, quickly found out that bringing a pellet gun to a gunfight is not conducive to a positive outcome for a pellet-gun wielding armed robber facing a law-abiding citizen armed with a real gun and the knowledge, skill and attitudes necessary to use it to defend their lives from predatory criminal attack.