Sunday, October 2, 2011

Off-duty officer kills 1, injures 3 in robbery attempt, at Rockford Illinois Italian Restaurant

Marie's Pizza, My Favorite Pizza Joint in da Rock, was almost Robbed Last Night, when some dumb fuckers try to rob the place the same time a off duty police officer was there buying food. These fuck boys are the latest jerk offs to be caught trying to rob a Pizza Joint in Rockford.. Posted Below this article is one about the 4 dummies that tried to rob Anna's Pizza in Rockford, but were caught because the door had a Buzzer on it.. 

Off-duty officer kills 1, injures 3 in robbery attempt
ROCKFORD — An off-duty Winnebago County sheriff’s deputy shot four suspects Saturday night 

— killing one and critically injuring the others — as they attempted to rob Marie’s Pizza, 
1513 Charles St.

Rockford police are leading the investigation. Police Chief Chet Epperson declined to

 identity the sheriff’s deputy or the suspects today until family members of all involved are notified 
of the incident.

At about 10:40 p.m., the officer was in a small office area inside the pizza carryout restaurant, 

talking with an employee with whom he is a friend, Epperson said. Three suspects entered 
the business; one brandished a handgun and pointed it at both men. A fourth suspect 
remained outside near the door.

A struggle ensued, and the officer was able to wrestle control of the suspect’s handgun. 

A struggle then ensued over another handgun, which the employee was carrying in his 
waistband. Then fourth suspect entered the business. The officer was able to gain control 
of the employee’s handgun and shot all four suspects.

One suspect died; three others have life-threatening critical injuries, Epperson said. They 

are being treated at Rockford Memorial Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and 
a Madison, Wis., hospital.

Neither the deputy nor the pizza employee was injured. Two other employees, a cook and 

a delivery man, were inside the business, Epperson said, but they were not in the area 
where the altercation took place.

Police were at Marie’s Pizza for hours after the shooting. They interviewed at least two 

witnesses who were outside on 12th Street, south of the pizza place, and may have seen 
or heard events nearby.

Epperson said he didn’t leave the crime scene until after 2 a.m. today. The officer’s use 

of force appears to be justified, he said.

“You have to remember that this was a very serious crime that was happening,” Epperson 

said. “A forcible felony was being committed, a very dangerous felony.”

“From I see right now, it was an appropriate decision that was made,” Epperson said. “That’s 

not a final decision or determination of what happened. That determination will be made by 
police investigating the incident and reviewed by the (Winnebago County) State’s Attorney’s 
office and then taken from there.”

Check back to for more on this developing story.

4 in custody may be linked to several Rockford robberies

ROCKFORD — Four Rockford men are in jail in connection to two armed robberies and two attempted armed robberies Thursday night and may be linked to several other Rockford robberies last month.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Dollar Tree, 3818 W. Riverside Blvd.
Three men entered the business, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money from an employee. The trio fled the scene after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.
Less than 20 minutes later, three similarly described men attempted to rob Anna’s Pizza, at 2216 N. Main St. There was also an attempted armed robbery to an Anna’s Pizza delivery driver in the parking lot of the business. 
Shortly after that, an armed robbery to a person was reported in the parking lot of Mulligan’s, 2212 N. Main St. that also involved three similarly described suspects.
While checking the area, officers located three suspects: Tommy L. Rosser Jr., 17; DeVonte T. Hill, 18; and Jemel M. Johnson, 18. All three suspects were taken into custody following a brief foot chase. A fourth suspect, Kalo D. Benjamin, 18, was taken into custody a short time later in the 3100 block of Alida Street.
Each suspect has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery.
Rockford Police Lt. Marc Welsh said there’s a “very good possibility” that the teens are the same suspects responsible for several similar robberies at businesses in the northwest part of the city including the Aug. 27 pistol whipping of two Burger King employees at 909 W. Riverside Blvd.; and the Aug. 24 robbery of Pino’s on Main. Seventeen customers were kept at bay by three young black males armed handguns and a rifle before they made off with an unknown amount of cash before fleeing west on foot.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-987-5824.
Staff writer Chris Green can be reached at or 815-987-1241.
Staff writer Jeff Kolkey can be reached at or 815-987-1374.

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