A 44-year-old man on crutches shot and killed one of two intruders in his Chicago home last week, according to the Chicago Tribune. Police have since charged him with a misdemeanor for possession of a firearm with an expired Firearm Owner Identification card.
According to the police report, his 18-year-old daughter woke him and said she thought someone might be trying to break in next-door, so the man opened the door connecting the residences to investigate. He didn’t see anyone, but he went to his bedroom to get his gun.
When he returned to the open door he saw two men charging him and fired. One of the men, 31-year-old Mario Viramontes, was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The man and his daughter then reportedly saw two men running away and yelling gang slogans.
The man and his daughter then called 911, and in the course of the investigation police found the firearm with the expired FOID card and promptly charged him.
Viramontes lived two blocks from his would-be victims.