Legally-Carrying Woman Kills Would-be Robber
Russ Chastain 01.15.19
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.