Legally-Carrying Woman Kills Would-be Robber

   01.15.19

Legally-Carrying Woman Kills Would-be Robber

In an area described as the “Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side” of Chicago, a 25-year-old woman was reportedly approached at a bus stop by a 19-year-old armed robber. Only she lived to tell about it.

About 5:45 a.m., [the crook] approached the woman, 25, in the 500 block of West 103rd Street, displayed a weapon and tried to rob her, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The woman, who was a concealed carry holder, took out her own weapon and fired one shot at [him], striking him in the neck, authorities said.

[The thief] left the scene and was found a block away, officials said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.

[He] lived about a block away from where he was shot, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Wednesday found he died of a gunshot wound to his chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

He had been arrested this past June after he was found in possession of a controlled substance and attacked a police officer, police said.

(I’ve omitted the bad guy’s name solely because I do not believe in helping to make crooks famous.)

I’m happy the young lady survived, but saddened that she must carry the burden of having to take a life.

Thank goodness she was armed, and willing & able to use her firearm in her defense.

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