Chicagoland: Customer With Concealed Weapons Permit Shoots and Kills Armed Robber

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a customer with a valid concealed weapons permit thwarted an armed robbery on Saturday night in the Southside of Chicago.

The unidentified customer shot and killed the armed robbery suspect after the suspect allegedly pointed his gun at a store employee.

According to media reports, the armed robber, identified as Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, walked into a small convenience store on the 2700 block of West 51st Street at around 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. The store also doubles as a currency exchange. 

After brandishing a handgun and announcing a robbery, Gildersleeve allegedly pointed his gun at a store employee and instructed her to go to the back of the store. 

The unidentified customer, in possession of both a valid concealed weapons permit and firearm's owner I.D., then opened fire on the suspect. Gildersleeve was pronounced dead on scene. 

The city of Chicago, experiencing an uptick in violence this year, also saw 6 additional people injured in shootings throughout the city on Saturday night. 


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