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RicInOR

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...rmed-robbery-suspect-20140728,0,2605611.story

Put this under Wow! a Cook County (that is Chicago ) shooting and the shooter is not being charged!

"Authorities have decided not to file charges against an 86-year-old Crestwood man who fired his legal weapon at an armed robbery suspect who was fleeing police, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said today."


I am not suggesting anyone fire when the BG is fleeing.
 

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Follow up - from Mas:

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A friend and graduate from Chicago passes along this story:<broken link removed> .

An as yet unidentified law-abiding citizen in his fifties (erroneously said to be 86 in early reports) fires two warning shots at a fleeing armed robber. A police officer chasing the same robber breaks off the pursuit and takes cover, thinking he’s the one coming under fire. The suspect is captured anyway, and no one’s blood is shed.

In the story linked above, a retired detective calls the armed citizen an idiot for doing what he did, pointing out that among other things the officer could have shot him. But the investigating officers, and their department, and the prosecutor’s office take the armed citizen’s side and determine no charges will be brought.

And now comes a third side of the story, that the citizen saw the robber run out of the store, saw the officer come around the other side of the building, and believed the robber was about to ambush and murder the cop. The citizen is said to have fired to break the ambush and save the officer.

Moral of the story: wait for all sides’ viewpoints to come in before forming an opinion on what happened. And there may be more information yet to come regarding this particular incident.
 
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I think the 86 YOA issue may have a bearing on why he is not being charged.

False report...

An as yet unidentified law-abiding citizen in his fifties (erroneously said to be 86 in early reports) fires two warning shots at a fleeing armed robber. A police officer chasing the same robber breaks off the pursuit and takes cover, thinking he’s the one coming under fire. The suspect is captured anyway, and no one’s blood is shed.
 
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AND NOW THERE'S ANOTHER!!!!


Chicago officials could learn something from weekend shooting

A fatal weekend shooting in Chicago should send a message to the city’s top officials, especially after Fox News reported this morning that charges are unlikely against the man who pulled the trigger because the decedent in this case was an apparent would-be armed robber.


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I'm sure the would be armed robber went through back ground check and legally obtained his firearm, so what next for the gun controllers? must be exasperating for them that guns are still on the street.
 
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Chicago CCW shooting ignites new debate; Washington hits milestone

The fatal weekend shooting in Chicago of a man allegedly committing an armed robbery has ignited a national discussion on concealed carry – at least according to yesterday’s Washington Post – and it adds an interesting angle to something of a milestone in Washington State, where active concealed pistol licenses have now surpassed the half-million mark.


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AND NOW THERE'S ANOTHER!!!!


Chicago officials could learn something from weekend shooting

A fatal weekend shooting in Chicago should send a message to the city’s top officials, especially after Fox News reported this morning that charges are unlikely against the man who pulled the trigger because the decedent in this case was an apparent would-be armed robber.


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I've tried that link several times, it appears to be a bad link.
 
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