Darwin was distracted Sunday just after high noon when a 24-year-old CCW holder saw a group of bad actors trying to break into his car at the Ford City Mall parking lot. Among the aspiring rocket scientists were Anton Cheeks, 21, and Travell Quadir Deal, 18. Cheeks and Deal (or Deal n’ Cheeks?) were among those who pulled guns and opened fire when challenged.
Mr. CCW holder returned the favor, drawing and firing his own piece, grazing the mostly-empty brain housing group of one of the armed bad guys. He did tag another one in the thigh though.
The thugs were in such a hurry to flee that they crashed their (probably stolen) ride nearby, allowing police to put three in custody.
CHICAGO (CBS) — One man is hospitalized and three suspects are in custody after an attempted car theft and shootout at Ford City Mall on Chicago’s Southwest Side Saturday afternoon.
According to the Chicago Police Department, around 12:39 p.m. a 46-year-old man was walking to his parked car in the 7600 block of South Cicero when he saw someone trying to break into it.
An exchange of gunfire ensued between the attempted car thief and the car owner, who is a FOID and CCL holder.
After the shootout, the attempted car thief got into a nearby vehicle and fled, causing a traffic crash in the 7900 block of South Pulaski Road, according to CPD.
The victim was transported in fair condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the hand and left thigh.Three suspects were arrested.
One suspect suffered a graze wound to the head and was transported to a nearby hospital in good condition.
Hopefully the good guy won’t have to worry too much about retribution or retaliation from the robbery crew or their friends or families.