Police: Concealed carry holder fatally shoots armed robber in Chicago
Shaquille A. Gales approached a 58-year-old man, pulled out a gun and demanded his property before being shot
By Rosemary Regina Sobol
CHICAGO — A concealed carry permit holder shot and killed an armed robber in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to Chicago police.
The shooting happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of West Thomas Street when Shaquille A. Gales approached a 58-year-old man, pulled out a gun and demanded his property, police said.
The man pulled his own gun and fired at Gales, hitting him in the back of the head, police said. Gales was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and pronounced dead.
Police said the 58-year-old man had a concealed carry permit.
Gales lived in the 3700 block of Butterfield Road in Bellwood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Tuesday determined Gales died of a gunshot wound of the arm into chest and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said. He was among five people shot in Chicago between Monday and Tuesday mornings, authorities said.
In the other fatal shooting, a man was killed in the parking lot of a laundromat in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side just after 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
He was arguing with two other men in the 1500 block of West Garfield Boulevard when one or both of them fired shots, hitting the man in the chest, back and leg. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
On the Far South Side, a 46-year-old man was shot in the head during a home invasion in the West Pullman neighborhood about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man heard knocking at his door in the 12100 block of South Bishop Street, then two masked men and a woman tried to force their way inside the home. When the man resisted, the attackers shot him and beat him. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with two gunshot wounds to his back and blunt-force trauma to his head. His condition was stabilized.
On the West Side, two men were wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood while sitting in a car about 7:20 p.m. Monday, police said. The men, 21 and 26, were sitting in a black Buick sedan in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street when someone in a gray pickup truck fired shots and then fled west on Monroe, police said. The 21-year-old was shot in the left hip and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The 26-year-old was struck in the arm and went in a private vehicle to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.
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