Retired Firefighter Fatally Shoots Alleged Chicago Robber

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An alleged robber was fatally shot by a retired firefighter on the South Side of Chicago Saturday, according to NBC5 Chicago.

Chicago police reported that the shooting occurred in the Burnside neighborhood at the 500 block of East 89th Street in the early afternoon, according to NBC5 Chicago.

A car reportedly pulled up to the personal garage of the 77-year-old retired firefighter before a man exited the vehicle.

Police said that the man then took out a weapon and demanded the retired firefighter’s property, according to NBC5 Chicago.

The retired firefighter subsequently took out his own weapon and fired, hitting the man in the head and chest, NBC5 Chicago reported.

The alleged robber was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting while the retired firefighter was unharmed, according to NBC5 Chicago. (RELATED: Judge Grants Big Legal Victory For Police Unions Against Chicago’s Vaccine Mandate)

The 77-year-old man reportedly carried a valid Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification card. An investigation is ongoing and two weapons were recovered by police, according to NBC5 Chicago.

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