UPDATE: It is now clear that the good Samaritan is the one who wounded the criminal who had shot the one police officer four times and was shooting at the other officer. The video that provides that information is from CBS Channel 2 in Chicago.
Original: From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said.
Update: From Fox 32 WOFL in Orlando, Florida.
Titusville Police still have not released the name of the man who stopped the shooter at a park on Saturday, but they are calling him a hero.
The gunshots still echo across social media, after the emcee at Titusville’s Peace in the City event posted a Facebook live video of the shooting.
Houston Husband saves wife from two armed robbers who attacked when she got out of her car. This happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at a home in southeast Houston near Scott St and Airport Blvd.
From KHOU 11 in Houston, Texas.
Atlanta, Georgia, June 16, 2018 (WSB-TV Channel 2)
Three would-be robbers are in the hospital after the couple they targeted pulled a gun and fought back. . . .
Investigators said three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot.
“We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that was intended to happen at that time, whether it was a robbery or a carjacking, we really don’t know right now,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department.
“He is a hero,” Adams said. “He took action. I really think more people could have been shot… he saved us all.”
A wild rampage at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington was stopped when three concealed handgun permit holders confronted and killed the attacker. The attacker had carjacked a vehicle that he drove to the Walmart.…
The robber tries to carjack a vehicle, but the driver pulls a concealed handgun on him. He then tries to carjack a second driver, only to find that she is also armed. At that point, the robber gives up and hid in the restroom of a nearby store. The video here says it all.…
Memphis, Tennessee, May 15, 2018 (NBC Action News Channel 5)
A robber got shot trying to steal from a Memphis man at McDonald’s, according to Memphis Police Department.
MPD said four men tried to rob a man leaving the McDonald’s near the intersection of S. Trezevant Street and Lamar Avenue.
The man was carrying his daughter in his arms when the robbers approached him, according to a witness.
Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26, 2018
. . . Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 28, has been charged with common law robbery in connection with the incident Thursday in the 300 block of South Blount Street around 3 p.m., police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was rushed for medical treatment to WakeMed.
The cases we collected here are only of defensive gun uses in public places by people who were legally carrying. News stories of homeowners or business owners using guns to defend themselves in their own buildings are very common, but they are not included here. The twelve cases we have here are not meant to be a complete set of cases covered by the media, let alone the ones that aren’t reported to the media, but just the cases that we were able to quickly identify. …
Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 2018
An armed suburban man with a concealed-carry license intervened in a 3-on-1 beating and robbery in River North yesterday evening, according to a witness and police.
The victim was in the 700 block of North Clark around 8:30 p.m. when three offenders wearing white surgical masks attacked him and began taking his property, police said.