Oct 15, 2001 Rockford Pit Bull Attacked Man, is Killed By Police

Rockford - A stray pit bull was shot and killed by police after it attacked a man Sunday.

Sgt. Joe Westmoreland said the dog's owners recently were evicted from their residence but let the dog behind.  The dog escaped and found its way inside Winn Tools and Impressions Co., 1308 Barnes St.

When the business owner and an employee, John Korzun, 51, arrived, the dog attacked Korzun, Westmoreland said. The business owner, whose name was unavailable, helped korzun fight the dog off and called 911.

The dog later threatened Rockford firefighters and police officers before it was killed.  Korzun was treated by firefighters but refused further treatment.

Winnebago County Animal Control is trying to locate the dog's owner, Westmoreland said.  Charges are pending.

Rockford Register Star, Monday Oct 15, 2001, p. 8A