Concealed handgun permit holder in Chicago stops armed robber

Nov 1, 2015 | Featured

2700 block of West 51st Street, Chicago CCW

From the Chicago Tribune (November 1, 2015):

A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber . . .

The dead man has been identified as Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, of the 5000 block of South California Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Gildersleeve was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:10 p.m. . . .

Citing preliminary information, police said a man walked into a store around 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of West 51st Street in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, announced a robbery to an employee working behind the counter and displayed a handgun.

Another employee came from the back of the store and the gunman pointed his weapon at her, police said. He then made her go to the back of the store, which also serves as a currency exchange.

After that, a customer who was also inside the business pulled out a gun and opened fire at the robber, killing him, police said. . . .

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

[Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi] said Gildersleeve had an extensive criminal history, including prior arrests for robbery. . . .


1 Comment

  1. Terry

    Once again the libtard media is striking out against guns. A person with a ccw, shot and killed a ROBBER. The Chicago tribune makes the ROBBER out to be some sort of victim sense he was killed. It’s a complete joke! If you don’t want to die. Don’t rob a store and make people believe their lives were in danger!


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