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People legally carrying guns have helped police officers solve crimes

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 5/25/2023
Two teenagers of an armed robbery crew were shot by a licensed concealed carry holder after they committed a series of holdups in Wicker Park on Monday morning.

The robberies began around 5:25 a.m. when three men stepped out of a black sedan and robbed a woman at gunpoint in the 2300 block of West North Avenue, according to a preliminary Chicago police report.

Six more robberies followed, with crews traveling in a stolen Kia and a second car, possibly an Audi…

Then, at 5:53 a.m., the stolen Kia that was used in some of the robberies rolled up on a man who was inside his vehicle on the 4700 block of West Arthington in the Austin neighborhood.

Three men got out, and one of them pointed a firearm at the man while demanding his belongings, according to a Chicago police statement. The would-be victim, who is a licensed concealed carry holder, drew his weapon and fired several rounds, striking the driver of the getaway car in the temple and another robber in the shoulder, according to p