Police said a 54-year-old man was leaving the store when he got into a fight with a 32-year-old man in the parking lot. The older man then pulled a gun and shot the younger man in the head.
The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where at last check, he was in serious condition, police said. The man who shot – who police said has a Firearm Owners Identification Card a concealed carry license – was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition with an injury to the hand.
“I guess the guy – he tried to bite him in his finger or something, and he pulled out the gun and shot him in the face,” said Luis Chavez, who talked with a witness who was leaving the Jewel-Osco store at the time.
I tooled around the interwebs the day after this shooting and there was a lot of high fiving and back slapping that an older gentleman in Chicago was able to protect himself from an attack.
Lots and lots of mindless speculation that this was a carjacking or a robbery or the such.
Well, the shooter has ALLEGEDLY been charged with aggravated battery with a fire arm.
What ALLEGEDLY started the confrontation?
Two people literally tried to go through the same door at the same time and bumped into each other.
There is no video of the actual confrontation outside or of the shooting so it is only the witness statements that provide the details.
From the time the two made first contact, to the shooting, was 60 seconds.
Again, there are only witness statements to describe the confrontation, but this shooting by a valid CCL might be an example of “the old West shootout” that CCL opposers in Illinois claimed would happen. This is one of the few times that a CCL holder won’t be able to make a self defense claim.
This story is several years old, but is still germane: