Woman with concealed carry license shoots, kills armed robber: police

Nation/World
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

CHICAGO — A surveillance camera on Chicago's Far South Side captured the moment police say a woman with a concealed carry license fought off an armed robber Tuesday morning, killing him, according to WGN.

The 25-year-old woman was standing at a corner around 6 a.m., possibly waiting for a bus, when a man, armed with a weapon, tried to rob her.

Police said she showed her weapon and then shot the man once in the neck. He ran off but collapsed a block away. The 19-year-old suspect was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition where he later died.

"It's either kill or be killed, that's the mentality," one passerby told a WGN reporter. "She had a firearm and she used it, so, she did what she had to do to survive."

Police were withholding the name of the shooting victim until relatives are notified.

Police continue to investigate.

TOP VIDEO

TRAFFIC ALERT - South Loop trouble

Mayor's Back to School Fest

It's Tax-Free Weekend! See what sales are available

Beirut Explosion Captured By Wedding Photographer

NEEDS A NAME - Houston Zoo's New Baby okapi

CLOROX Wipes Shortage

LOCAL COVID-19 PUBLIC THREAT LEVEL

TEXAS COVID-19 CASES

Chances For Rain


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Don't Miss

Latest

More Morning Dose

Popular