Retired Firefighter Fatally Shot Trying to Stop Chicago Carjacking

Dwain Williams, a retired firefighter, was shot and fatally wounded Thursday afternoon whi
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A retired firefighter was shot and fatally wounded Thursday afternoon while trying to thwart a carjacking in Chicago.

The Daily Mail reports that 65-year-old Dwain Williams was trying to prevent his Jeep Cherokee from being stolen when he was shot. Four suspects allegedly tried to carjack the Jeep outside a Let’s Get Poppin’ store, and Williams was shot in the abdomen while trying to stop them.

Fox News highlights that Williams “had popcorn in his hands” when the alleged carjackers struck. At some point, he pulled his own gun and shot back at the alleged carjackers, who then fled the scene.

Williams was a Chicago firefighter from 1992 to 2018.

According to Fox 32, There were 1,229 carjackings January 2020 through November 2020 in Chicago, far exceeding the 514 the city records for all of 2019.

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