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CHICAGO, IL – A man with a conceal and carry license stopped a robbery in Chicago on Saturday night. He shot and killed an armed man during a hold-up at a southwest side corner store.

Police say the masked suspect walked into the store at around 7pm in the Gage Park neighborhood. He showed an employee working the counter his handgun and announced a robbery. Another employee then came from the back of the store and he pointed his gun at her. He told her to stay in the back of the store.

Another customer inside the business then pulled out his gun and opened fire.  The armed customer shot the man multiple times, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the robber was pronounced dead on the scene. He has been identified as 55-year-old Reginald Gildersleeve.

It isn’t clear if the customer, who has not been identified, will face charges.  The case is under review by local prosecutors.  Preliminary details suggest that the customer is not at fault.

A police spokesman tells FOX News that:

“You have situations like this,” he said, referring to the foiled Chicago robbery in which no one else was hurt. “And you have situations that end tragically. The department is not going to advocate for what people should or shouldn’t do.”

Police tell the Chicago Tribune that the shooter has a valid concealed carry license and a valid firearm owner’s identification card.


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