Concealed Carry In Chicago Saves Another Life: Father Defends Himself And Son From Armed Robber

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — On December 5th, a 68-year-old man was with his 9-year-old son when he says an armed man came up to him and attempted to rob him at gunpoint. Little did the robber know that this father was carrying a concealed firearm under Illinois’ relatively new concealed carry laws.

Shortly after the suspect displayed his firearm, the man sprung into action and drew his firearm in self-defense. He fired multiple shots at the suspect, who was apprehended by police a short time later.

A witness said he heard people arguing outside, heard four or five gunshots and saw a man running through back yards heading south on Turner Avenue, according to police.

The suspect, only identified as a 26-year-old man from Markham, has not yet been charged with any crime. The investigation is ongoing.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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