Chicago Concealed Carrier Foils Alleged Armed Robbery

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A concealed carry permit holder foiled an alleged armed robbery Saturday afternoon in Chicago, shooting and killing one of the suspected robbers, according to reports.

CWB Chicago reported that the incident occurred just prior to 5 p.m. “in an alley behind the 1700 block of West Cortez,” The deceased is a 19-year-old man who was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest and he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

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The concealed carry permit holder was a 68-year-old man.

The 68-year-old armed citizen stayed at the scene, waiting to speak to police. He told officers he shot the 19-year-old in self-defense.

The incident occurred in the Chicago Police Department’s 12th District, where robberies are up 57 percent over this point in 2022. Robberies are up 122 percent compared to 2020.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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