Decatur, Illinois – Law enforcement officials are holding a mother in jail for defending her life against the father of her child. According to Sgt. Chris Copeland with the Decatur Police Department, officers were dispatched to a report of a gunshot victim arriving at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital at around 6:50 p.m. When police arrived, […]
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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 […]
Peoria, Illinois – A man was arrested on Sunday September 1st after police say he fired at officers. The suspect says he didn’t realize the person he thought was a burglar was, in reality, a police officer. According to Peoria Police Department (PPD), officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Virginia St. for […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gunman kills his ex-fiance, then gets into a gun battle in the lobby of Mercy Hospital. 1 officer and another woman was killed in the shootout.
A security guard was shot and killed mistakenly by police when they responded to 911 calls of a shooting at a bar in Robbins Illinois.
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. […]