Chicago, Illinois – A concealed carry permit holder was shot and killed Saturday night when he intervened in a robbery. According to Chicago Police Department, at around 7:15 p.m., two masked men approached 43-year-old Derrick Gholston where he was working in his food truck and flashed a pistol. The men demanded his valuables, and Gholston […]
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Peoria County, Illinois – A 68-year-old resident of Rittman called police to report that he had fired at an intruder who broke into his home Wednesday morning and said he thinks he knows who it was. “I just shot an intruder in my house. I need a squad,” the homeowner said, adding that the suspect […]
Chicago, Illinois – 5 teens have been charged in the death of a sixth after he was shot and killed while attempting to steal a car. Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to a call in the 17600 block of West Edwards Rd. at around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. Deputies dispatched to the call […]
A fire fighter working for Merrionette Park was charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm after shooting his legally concealed pistol during what he claims was self-defense situation. According to Patch, Cook County Judge, John Mahoney, released 30-year-old Jeremy Bruno on $10,000 bail and had the public servant placed in an electronic monitoring device […]
A man was shot and killed attempting to steal a BMW near Ida B. Wells Dr. and State St. at around 0430 a.m. Friday. The owner of a 2015 BMW told detectives a Volkswagen rear-ended him. The man first got out to look at the damage, then returned to the car for his cell phone. […]
50-year-old Billy Cowart was found to be acting in self defense for the shooting of 2 coworkers in June of 2016 in the United Auto Workers 551 parking lot. Cowart, who is a licensed concealed carrier and a veteran with “extensive combat training,” was immediately arrested and charged with attempted murder. Cowart was then […]
A 25 year old Chicago woman waiting for the bus at a Southside bus stop used her legally-owned, concealed carry firearm in defense of her life, early Tuesday morning. While waiting at the local bus stop, the 25 year old woman clearly felt she had no choice but to pull out her concealed carry firearm […]
At about 5:05 p.m. on Thursday the 13th, a licensed concealed carry holder assisted a wounded officer in a gunfight. Police attempted to stop the suspect’s car earlier but he sped off. Police then boxed the car in and the driver exited the vehicle, shooting at 31-year-old Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte and his partner. […]
Once again, crime is challenged in Chicago via an armed citizen despite the city’s attempts to make the entirety of The Windy City a gun-free zone. This time it was an unsuspecting rideshare driver who was called into action when his car was about to be stolen by two carjackers.
Driving through Chicago is usually a stressful ordeal. Speaking from experience, some of the traffic is downright nightmarish but even the worst of rush hours, things don’t often turn into an event where shots are fired, but that is exactly what happened on the 9500 block of South Stony Island Avenue on Monday morning.