Zion robbery suspect shot by store owner :: News Sun :: News
Good on the shop owner, armed, ready, and willing.KENOSHA -- A jewelry store owner who was faced with a man trying to rob him at gunpoint reached for his own gun and shot the suspect Wednesday. The suspect is believed to be from Zion.
Kenosha Police Department officials said that two men with partially concealed faces entered the Jewelry Exchange at 2400 52nd St. around 12:30 p.m. and confronted the 55-year-old owner.
Police said one suspect pointed a handgun at the owner, but the owner drew his own handgun from under the desk where he was sitting and shot the suspect once in the chest. The two men fled without taking anything.
Police found the wounded suspect laying on the grass next to a curb on the 2400 block of 51st Street. He was conscious and there was a .44 magnum revolver on the ground next to him. He was taken to Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center where he was in stable condition. He was expected to undergo surgery, police said.
The suspect is 29-years-old and is under police guard at the hospital. Police said he was on parole through the Illinois Department of Corrections for theft, auto theft and a drug offense. Police believe he is a Zion resident.
The second suspect escaped in a waiting vehicle, described as possibly a green Dodge Ram van, that was parked in the 5100 block of 25th Avenue. The second suspect is described as 20-years-old, wearing shorts, a long-sleeve black shirt and a baseball cap, and was carrying a dark backpack. There was no description of the getaway driver.
Anyone with information concerning the second suspect and the getaway driver can call Kenosha Police Department at (262) 605-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 656-7333.
Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.