A Chicago man legally carrying a concealed weapon shot and killed an armed robber Saturday night.
Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, entered a store in the Gage Park neighborhood and began threatening the store employees with a gun. That’s when an unnamed customer pulled out his concealed gun and fired fatal shots into Gildersleeve, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Gildersleeve, who had a long criminal history, was pronounced dead at the scene. (RELATED: Restaurant Encourages Customers To Concealed Carry In Response To Robbery)
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that “We’re looking at it as a self-defense issue at this point,” but added he felt it is a “slippery slope” for armed citizens to intervene in dangerous situations, according to Yahoo.
“You have situations like this, and you have situations that end tragically. The department is not going to advocate for what people should or shouldn’t do,” Guglielmi explained. (RELATED: Armed Citizen Defends His Home, Shoots Armed Robber [VIDEO])