Family of Armed Robbery Suspect Question Whether He Should Have Been Shot

Igbinosa Oronsaye, the stepson of robbery suspect Reginald Gildersleeve, shot on Halloween night by a citizen with a concealed-carry permit, has suggested the shooting was excessive and unnecessary. 

Arguing that the citizen who stepped in and shot Gildersleeve, after the robbery suspect allegedly pointed a gun at an employee of a small market on Chicago's Southside, lacked the knowledge to safely handle the weapon, and as a result, Gildersleeve was unnecessarily killed.

"They go to firing ranges, but it’s not the same as a bullet going into someone’s body, it’s not the same as a bullet going into flesh. They should be able to wound first, kill next. He didn’t deserve to get shot multiple times," said Oronsaye.

Although the Chicago police have indicated that no charges will be brought against the individual who shot and killed Gildersleeve, that has not prevented some from using the incident to criticize the broader issue of citizens with concealed-weapons permits.

"The Chicago Police Department is wrapping up its investigation and charges do not appear likely," said a statement from the Chicago police department. 


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