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Retired Chicago Fire Department captain, concealed carry gun holder kills armed robber in Chicago

Retired Chicago Fire Department captain, concealed carry gun holder kills armed robber in Chicago

A 77-year-old retired Chicago Fire Department captain shot and killed an armed robber who tried to take his belongings in Chicago on Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune

The former captain, who retired from the department about 15 years ago and has a valid firearm owners identification card and concealed-carry license, was inside his garage on East 89th near MLK in the Burnside neighborhood when the incident took place.

Around 12:30 pm, a robber drove up to his residence, got out of the vehicle and pulled out a gun before demanding the man’s property, Chicago Police and CFD spokesman Larry Langford said.

The man then retrieved his own gun, which had had on him at the time of the would-be robbery, and shot the assailant in the head and chest.

The robber, who was not immediately named, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.   

Police said both the retired fire captain and the robber's guns were found on scene. Police did not immediately reveal who's handgun is pictured above

Police said both the retired fire captain and the robber's guns were found on scene. Police did not immediately reveal who's handgun is pictured above

Police said both the retired fire captain and the robber’s guns were found on scene. Police did not immediately reveal who’s handgun is pictured above

Pictured: police in the 500 block of East 89th Street in the Burnside neighborhood of Chicago, where a retired Chicago Fire Department Captain shot and killed an armed robber

Pictured: police in the 500 block of East 89th Street in the Burnside neighborhood of Chicago, where a retired Chicago Fire Department Captain shot and killed an armed robber

Pictured: police in the 500 block of East 89th Street in the Burnside neighborhood of Chicago, where a retired Chicago Fire Department Captain shot and killed an armed robber

Chicago Police officers, pictured, investigate the scene where the 77-year-old man and concealed carry license holder killed his would-be robber, who was also armed with a gun

Chicago Police officers, pictured, investigate the scene where the 77-year-old man and concealed carry license holder killed his would-be robber, who was also armed with a gun

Chicago Police officers, pictured, investigate the scene where the 77-year-old man and concealed carry license holder killed his would-be robber, who was also armed with a gun

Meanwhile, the 77-year-old man was not injured. 

Police said both the retired fire captain and the robber’s guns were found on scene. 

Authorities were able to confirm he had a valid firearm owners identification card and concealed carry license.

Several shootings involving concealed carry licensed gun holders have made the headlines in Chicago in recent years. 

In 2019, a concealed carry holder and a man who was robbing him were both killed in shootout in the Roseland neighborhood of the Windy City. 

Derrick Gholston, 43, was standing about 7:15 pm outside of a business on East 112th Place when two men approached him while flashing a handgun and demanded his belongings, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 

Gholston complied and handed over his property before the two suspects walked into the business before announcing another robbery, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Authorities were able to confirm the retired captain had a valid firearm owners identification card and concealed carry license

Authorities were able to confirm the retired captain had a valid firearm owners identification card and concealed carry license

Authorities were able to confirm the retired captain had a valid firearm owners identification card and concealed carry license

Pictured, the home and garage where the elderly man was when he was approached by his assailant around 12:30 pm Saturday afternoon, police said

Pictured, the home and garage where the elderly man was when he was approached by his assailant around 12:30 pm Saturday afternoon, police said

Pictured, the home and garage where the elderly man was when he was approached by his assailant around 12:30 pm Saturday afternoon, police said

Gholston – a concealed carry permit holder then entered the store himself with his own gun and a confrontation ensued, leading to the three exchanging gunfire. 

Both he and one of the armed robbers, Carlos Smith, 18, were shot and taken to a nearby hospital in Oak Lawn, where they were both pronounced dead within an hour of the shootout.  

A year later in December 2020, another man with a concealed carry license and gun shot and killed an armed man who was trying to rob a cell phone store in Humboldt Park, Fox 32 Chicago reported at the time.

The robber was shot in the chest and abdomen, police said. 

The suspect in that case was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police confiscated both the robbery suspect’s gun and the gun belonging to the 29-year-old man concealed carry permit holder.

Source: dailymail

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