Everyday Heroes: Armed Chicago citizen fatally wounds would-be carjacker

Cab driver self-defense
You asked for it, and we’re responding – more stories of everyday heroes exercising their Second Amendment Rights. Concealed carrier in Chicago saves himself from armed carjacker after an intentional traffic accident.


Everyday heroes, as reported by Brandon Curtis of Concealed Nation:

An unnamed concealed carry permit holder told Chicago police that a minor rear-ending quickly turned deadly in the early morning hours of April 26th:

The owner of the 2015 BMW said his car was rear-ended by a Volkswagen near Ida B. Wells Drive and State Street around 4:30 a.m. The man said he got out to look at the damage and then went back to the BMW to get his cellphone.

The driver of the Volkswagen walked up with a gun and demanded the keys, pushing the other man into the BMW, police said. Both were inside the BMW when the owner grabbed his own gun and shot the other man, 22, in the head. The wounded man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

via Chicago Tribune

It is not yet clear if any charges will be issued against the armed citizen. Standard procedure dictates that the police investigate to ensure there was no underlying motive for the attack or the shooting. However, all signs point to this being another case of a law-abiding citizen protecting both himself and his community from another dangerous criminal.

Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry for its residents. At least they got it on the law books in time for this everyday hero to save himself.


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