Two guys walked into a T-Mobile store located in the south side of Chicago. For a few minutes, they acted like customers and looked around at phones. Then suddenly, they pulled out guns. One employee ran in the back to call the police. Another employee pulled out his own gun and shot both of the crooks. He shot one in the groin and arm, and the other he got in the arm and abdomen. They fled while the armed employee chased them. The police found the two suspects at a nearby hospital and took them into custody. Currently, they’re both in critical condition. ABC 7 reported:
Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
The T-Mobile store in the 2000-block of East 95th St. was left riddled with bullet holes. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story.
“I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee,” said Neil Tadros, store manager.
If this had been most any other company, the armed employee would have been fired for violating the company’s anti-gun policy. But thankfully, even the store’s manager was on the side of his armed employee who very well could have prevented a mass shooting.
This kind of crime is an everyday occurrence in the south side of Chicago. But people are fighting back. No amount of legislation can convince criminals not to do what they do. Legislation can only force law-abiding citizens from being able to carry to protect themselves and those around him.