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Armed civilian rescues mailman from robbery

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 8/9/2023
Here is another defensive gun use by a civilian legally carrying a gun in public.

Police said they responded to a neighborhood in the Village of River Grove at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, where they discovered a U.S. Postal Service employee was approached by an armed suspect who demanded his keys.

The mail carrier complied, but an armed witness intervened and fired at the suspect, according to witnesses who spoke to various local media outlets. . . .

No one was injured during the attempted robbery or gunfire, and the postal vehicle was not stolen. . . .