News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
CCW Holder Tells Cops he Killed Alleged Armed Carjacker
Chicago IL – A man with a concealed carry permit told police he shot and killed another man who ran into the back of his BMW in the Loop and then demanded the keys to the car at gunpoint early Friday, authorities said.
The owner of the 2015 BMW said his car was rear-ended by a Volkswagen near Ida B. Wells Drive and State Street around 4:30 a.m. The man said he got out to look at the damage and then went back to the BMW to get his cellphone.
The driver of the Volkswagen walked up with a gun and demanded the keys, pushing the other man into the BMW, police said. Both were inside the BMW when the owner grabbed his own gun and shot the other man, 22, in the head. The wounded man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Two guns were found at the scene, one of them belonging to the driver of the BMW, 41. He has no criminal history and holds a valid concealed carry license, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
“Detectives still have not made a determination as to whether charges are warranted,’’ Guglielmi said. “We have not found a link between the 41-year-old Chicago man and the offender, but we’re certainly looking at that to make sure that nothing could have precipitated this.”
The driver was being questioned by detectives at the Area Central police station.
Gas Station Clerk Shoots Gunman
Mount Clemens MI –A shootout at a downtown Mount Clemens gas station around the Wednesday evening rush hour left a suspected robber injured, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident took place about 5:10 p.m. at a Mobil gas station on South Main Street at Church Street when a masked gunman rushed into the gas station, Sheriff’s Sgt. Renee Yax said in a news release.
The gunman demanded money from both the gas station clerk and at least two customers who were inside of the gas station’s store at the time.
“The clerk, who was also armed, shot the suspect,” Yax said in the release.
No one else was injured.
Investigators said the gunman was transported to an area hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries. His condition is not known.
Evidence technicians from the Sheriff’s Office placed at least 12 markers over shell casings outside of the gas station.
Witnesses told The Macomb Daily the gunman was shot by the clerk just outside of the front door. A glass window was shattered, possibly by the gunfire.
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said deputies found the gunman’s weapon on the floor inside of the gas station. Both that gun and the clerk’s handgun have been confiscated, he added.
The clerk was taken to the sheriff’s office where he is being questioned. Wickersham said it’s too early to say whether he will face any criminal charges, but it appears he acted in self defense and defending his customers.
The sheriff said it was unusual for gunfire to be reported in the city’s downtown.
“We’ve had our share of armed robberies in and around the downtown, but I can’t recall the last time we actually had gunfire take place,” Wickersham said. “The downtown area is pretty safe.”
Investigators said evidence collected at the scene, along with results of the interviews, will be presented to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday for the issuance of an arrest warrant.
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