Chicago Citizen Stops Carjacking with his Gun

The victim of an attempted carjacking in Chicago was lucky to have his handgun to defend himself with, Wednesday afternoon.

The shooter, whose name has been withheld per his request, shot and wounded one of the two men who allegedly tried to steal his vehicle Wednesday afternoon on the city’s Southwest Side, according to Chicago police.

One of the two carjackers was shot in the groin and arrested on the scene while the other was nabbed by police outside an auto repair shop near 63rd and Whipple in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

The 29-year-old owner of the vehicle, who has a valid concealed carry license, fired his weapon after the two men approached him outside his PT Cruiser near 62nd and Homan.

The carjacker who took one to the groin, a 25-year-old man, was taken to Christ Medical Center where he was listed in good condition on Wednesday, police said.

A witness said that by the time the PT Cruiser pulled into the driveway of the auto repair shop, it was being followed by five to six police cars.

Upon inspection, police found blood in the backseat as well as a flat tire on the vehicle.

Both offenders were in custody on Wednesday, while the car’s rightful owner will face no charges for his justified defensive gun use.

Do you know of anyone who ever had to defend a vehicle from a carjacking? Let us know in the comments below.

1 Comment

  1. Anthony on February 7, 2021 at 8:51 am

    With the absolute insane surge of carjackings in Chicago, I’m wondering if you folks would be so kind as to maybe post an informative article on our rights as it pertains to using our weapons in the event of a car jacking.

    Most of the carjackers are walking up to drivers side windows and tapping their firearms on the glass, displaying their weapon and intent to take the vehicle. I’m assuming a CCW carrier would be within their right to engage the carjacker through their tinted window…asking for a friend *wink wink*.

    I’m also assuming that firing on a carjacker once they’ve entered your vehicle and are about to evade the scene would be a poor choice. I wouldn’t engage this person, however I feel some would and I think it would be beneficial for people to know what will and will not land themselves in trouble.

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