[Video] Armed Illinois Homeowner Stops String of Burglaries by Opening Fire on Suspects
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Four homes were broken into over a matter of a couple of hours in the Churchill Grove Neighborhood of Rockford, IL before one homeowner stepped up and took action.
Police suspect 18-year-old Antrone Cook and 20-year-old Deantonio Davis broke into four homes in the neighborhood stealing electronics and other items during an early morning crime spree on Friday.
When they tried to break into a fifth house, a concerned neighbor intervened and opened fire on the pair.
The suspects immediately ran away, dropping some of their stolen items in the process.
Police were able to arrest Antrone Cook later on Friday, but are still searching for Deantonio Davis.
Cook has been charged in connection with numerous burglaries in the area.
Many people in the neighborhood say crime isn’t a problem. Many residents even leave their windows open during the summer.
There is no information available on the armed citizen or the type of gun used in the encounter.