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Teen identified in fatal robbery in Rockford

Police have released the name of the teen who was killed during an armed robbery Friday evening at a jewelry store in Rockford.

17-year old Brandon Pierce of Rockford was shot and killed by an employee at Jewelry Concepts in the North Towne Mall.

Police say that Pierce was armed with a gun when he was confronted by the worker. The employee then fired shots from a handgun during the confrontation.

There were other employees in the store at the time of the shooting. No one suffered any injuries.

An autopsy on Pierce's body is scheduled for Monday in Rockford.


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