Trial of Illinois murder suspect accused of shooting Kenosha County K-9 deputy Riggs to begin Monday

Kenosha County Deputy Sheriff Terry Tifft and his K9 Riggs received a hero’s welcome as the police dog was released from a veterinary hospital in Illinois on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

The trial of the Illinois murder suspect accused of shooting a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department K9 deputy at a Bristol convenience store is scheduled to begin Monday.

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Allan M. Brown, of Countryside, Ill., is charged with numerous felonies in Kenosha County Circuit Court, including three first-degree counts of recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm, arson by an out-of-state felon, shooting an animal with a dangerous weapon and causing injury, and mistreatment of a law enforcement animal with a dangerous weapon, among other charges.

The jury trial is scheduled to begin Monday before Judge Anthony Milisauskas and has been scheduled for a week in the courtroom. Brown, 35, remains in custody at the Racine County Jail on $1 million cash bail.

Brown allegedly fired at Sheriff’s Department and K9 deputies Riggs as they tried to stop him after his vehicle was located at Benson Corners, 2000 75th St. (Highway 50) on October 21, 2021. Brown is charged with fleeing on foot. and shooting at officers, non-fatally striking the Kenosha County Riggs K-9 before being taken into custody.

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Brown was hit in the left thigh, abdomen, and biceps when officers returned fire.

Chicago police had alerted officers earlier that day that Brown was being wanted in connection with two homicides.


The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department investigates the scene of an officer-involved shooting at the Benson Corners gas station on Highway 50 near Highway 45 in Bristol on Thursday.


Brown is charged, in the early morning hours of October 21, 2021, with fatally shooting a 25-year-old man with whom he had argued at a bus stop in Chicago and then shooting and killing a 41-year-old man while stealing his car. .

Since his arrest, Brown has been charged with more crimes in Wisconsin.

He is facing a runaway charge after he allegedly pushed a Racine County officer and briefly escaped custody in November 2021 when authorities attempted to transfer him from Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital to the Racine County Jail.

In September 2022, Brown was charged with felony assault by an inmate and substantial assault with intent to cause bodily harm in Racine County Circuit Court after he allegedly attempted to head-butt a correctional officer. . And earlier this month, an inmate again accused Brown of assault.

Brown, who has a long criminal record, was found competent to stand trial last year. He faces more than 70 years in prison for his alleged crimes in Wisconsin alone.

K9 Riggs receives Purple Heart, Silver Star

K9 Riggs walks away with his partner, Deputy Terry Tifft, after Riggs received the Purple Heart and Silver Star awards during the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department 2021 Awards and Promotion Ceremony at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol board. On the left is Sheriff’s Sgt. David Wright; on the right is Sheriff David Beth.


As Brown attempted to flee on foot, his deputy, Deputy Terry Tifft, released his partner and Riggs tackled the defendant to the ground, but was then shot in the head. The bullet entered Riggs’ forehead and passed through muscle along the length of his skull, before exiting through his back.

Riggs was first treated at a veterinary hospital in Paddock Lake and later transferred to one in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Riggs received a hero’s welcome that same month, with an honor guard and dozens of K9 officers and police dogs lining up to greet Riggs and Tifft as they left the hospital.

In December 2021, Riggs was honored with a Purple Heart and a Silver Star, which are the fourth and second highest awards, respectively, presented by the Sheriff’s Department.

Riggs has since returned to active duty with his partner and manager.

Allan M. Brown is charged with two Chicago shooting deaths and shooting a Kenosha County K-9 on October 21, 2021. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office released this video on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 .


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