Rockford – 47-year-old Rickie C. Brown was officially charged with unlawful use of a weapon criminal trespassing resisting arrest and obstructing justice. Brown was arrested last night.
When brown finally left his home, his pit bull ran out and tried to attack police. That's when an officer shot and killed the dog.
This is actually the second pit bull to be killed by Rockford police today. Another one was shot at ten this morning in the 800 block of North Central. Authorities say moments after arresting a man on an unrelated incident, a pit bull charged after an officer and attacked. They say he had no choice but to kill it. The officer was not injured.
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