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A robber was shot and killed after threatening a gun and demanding money at a Chicago auto parts store on Saturday, prompting the store manager to respond with deadly force.
Police reported that the manager of O’Reilly Auto Parts“valid Illinois firearms owners identification card holder,” shot a robber in his 30s and 40s, who died of his injuries after being transported to the University of Chicago Hospital, as reported by Fox News.
The store’s lobby was riddled with bullet holes and broken glass, and a gun was found near the store’s entrance, the news network reported.
The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store in the 9100 block of South Stony Island Avenue, also reported CBS News. Detectives are reportedly continuing to investigate the incident.
For its part, FOX 32 Chicago asked a nearby resident, Fisher Hughes, to give his thoughts on the store manager.
“He’s a nice boy. Nice. Very useful. Seems like he’s been with the company for a while. He is very professional,” Hughes said. “He is a Christian boy. He was playing Christian music at one point when he walked in.”
The shooting was at least the 45th time since 2020 that Chicago gun owners with concealed carry licenses stopped attacks or other crimes, according to a recent report. analysis from Fox News Digital.
Various crimes such as murder, robbery, sexual assault, and motor vehicle theft have increased in Chicago since at least 2019, according to Chicago Police Department data.
There have been 2,225 burglaries in the city so far this year, an increase of 15 percent from 2022.
These crimes, which also include aggravated assault, robbery and theft, have increased overall 46 percent since 2022, according to the data.
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