Chicago: Man says he shot, killed robber after escaping from car
Man shoots, kills robber after escaping from car - WGN
Man says he shot, killed robber after escaping from car
A South Side man says he grabbed a gun from robbers who snatched him off the street and he killed one of them when firing off what he meant to be a warning shot.
December 23, 2009
A South Side man is not expected to be charged, after fatally shooting a suspected robber in a movie-like ordeal.
He tells WGN News he was pulled off the street at gunpoint by a carload of suspects around 11pm yesterday.
He says he was then taken to a fast food restaurant in Bronzeville, where two suspects went in with his wallet and ATM pin.
But the man says a gun in the car accidentally went off, causing the driver to crash into a dumpster.
In all the confusion, the man says he was able to grab the gun and get out.
He fatally shot a 21-year-old suspect who ran after him, but says he was only trying to fire a warning shot.
The other suspects are still on the run.
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