BAM! Career Thug Points His Gun At Store Clerk, But a Customer With Concealed Carry Permit Saves the Day Click to Tweet


CHICAGO –  An armed man attempting to rob a neighborhood store was shot and killed by a customer who had a concealed carry license, Chicago police said Sunday.

A masked man, later identified as 55-year-old Reginald Gildersleeve, walked into the store and currency exchange about 7 p.m. Saturday on the city’s southwest side, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery to an employee, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The gunman next pointed his weapon at another employee and forced her to the back of the store. The armed customer then fatally shot the man multiple times, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Gildersleeve was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:10 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He had an extensive criminal history, including prior arrests for robbery, the Sun-Times reported.

Gildersleeve was set to have an autopsy performed on Sunday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“We’re looking at it as a self-defense issue at this point”- Anthony Guglielmi, police spokesmanIt wasn’t immediately clear whether the customer, who has not been identified, will face charges. Guglielmi said the case is under review by local prosecutors, but the preliminary details suggest that the customer was not at fault.

“We’re looking at it as a self-defense issue at this point,” he said.Last month, a Michigan woman with a concealed carry license shot…

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