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Walgreen’s Manager in Jail for Firing on Shoplifter

Roman DiMoreno, A Walgreens manager in Elmwood Park has been charged with shooting at a suspected shoplifter outside the store early Saturday morning.

DiMoreno, 31, currently faces felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and no valid FOID card, after the defense of the store, according to Andrew Mack, spokesman for the Elmwood Park Police Department.

As the story goes, shortly after 1 a.m., a male walked into the Walgreens at 7200 W. North Ave., took an item off a shelf, and walked out without paying, according to police.

The shoplifter then entered a waiting SUV, and the manager fired two shots toward the vehicle as it drove away, according to the statement. No injuries were reported.

DiMoreno, a Chicago resident, was ordered held at the Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. He is next scheduled to appear at the Maywood courthouse on Thursday.

Who do you think exerted more overkill? DiMoreno for firing twice into a parking lot at a shoplifter or the state of Illinois for the gross punishment of someone for having the “crime” of having a firearm to protect themselves with? Let us know in the comments below.

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