An 80-year-old Chicago man is hospitalized in critical condition after fighting with an alleged home intruder Monday before shooting the suspect and sending him to the hospital as well.
FOX News reported the incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Monday, when the 80-year-old answered a knock at his door.
Upon opening the door two alleged intrusion suspects–one male and one female–lunged into the residence and the 80-year-old began fighting with the male.
The 80-year-old managed to use a gun during the struggle, critically wounding the alleged intruder.
The Chicago Police Department noted that the 80-year-old was also hurt: “The victim was battered and sustained several injuries throughout the body and was transported to Resurrection Hospital in critical condition.”
NBC 5 noted the 80-year-old is a legal gun owner with a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.
Another resident in the same area as the 80-year-old praised the elderly man’s actions, saying, “I think it’s great. I think everybody should be able to defend themselves, within reason, so having something in your home, it’s not a bad idea.”
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