Neighbors react to Marie's Pizza ruling - – Rockford’s News Leader

Neighbors react to Marie's Pizza ruling


Folks who live near Marie's Pizza heard the police sirens and then the aftermath of the attempted robbery.

A lot of the reaction was mixed some people felt sorry for the owner's son who was at Marie's Pizza when this all went down and for Deputy Frank Pobjecky, but others question the use of deadly force.

People who live near Marie's Pizza still remember their first thoughts when the shooting happened.

"I was worried that some of the owners got shot and because there was a lot of rumor on the street," said Kirk Gessner.

One neighbor who spoke with 13 NEWS wonders if deadly force was necessary and what Deputy Pobjecky could have done instead of shooting four men.

"They should have called 9-1-1, have back up, locked the door or something, set the alarm off," said Kimberly Owens.

Dontrell Johnson says he sees nothing wrong with the shooting.

"If he had his gun license then he followed the law, if both of them were licensed, then in an act like that you should protect yourself."

He believes the suspects should be charged with Michael Sago's murder and hopefully folks can learn from it.

"That's how it is, it was wrong what they did, hopefully they get the time for what they did and hopefully our neighborhood and everybody else around here can look out for one another."

13 NEWS went by Marie's Pizza this afternoon, but the owner didn't want to talk about the indictment or being cleared of any wrongdoing.

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