chicago ccw shooting

Law-abiding Chicagoans are fighting back against those who would do them harm. Take the case of a Chicago CCW permit holder who shot and killed an armed robber in the city’s South Side last Thursday as just one example.

The Chicago Tribune reports that police arrived at a parking lot shared by a Target and a Fifth World Bank in McKinley Park at around 8 p.m. after getting a call about a shooting. They discovered a 21-year-old man on the ground. The man—later identified as Jermaine Marshall—was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds in his chest and back, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police they saw a silver Nissan drive off from the scene after the shots were fired. A short while later, that same car returned to the scene of the shooting. Police stopped the vehicle and discovered that it contained a semi-auto handgun and revolver.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, told police he was in his car in the parking lot when Marshall walked up, produced a gun and announced a robbery. After a brief struggle, the man opened fire on Marshall. He told police he was returning to the scene to speak with responding officers.

The would-be victim was then taken into custody, questioned, and released a short time later. He hasn’t been charged in the shooting, and it’s been confirmed that he’s a valid Chicago CCW permit holder.

Robert Westerhausen told the Tribune he had just bought pizza rolls for his children when he walked out of the Target and saw the investigation going on.

“I’ve lived here for 40 years, and every year it gets a little bit worse,” Westerhausen said.


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