A Chicago homeowner fatally shot one of two would-be thieves last week during a shootout on the city’s North Side, reports local media.
Police say the homeowner, a licensed concealed carrier, confronted the two armed suspects around 11:12 p.m. while they were under a car attempting to steal a catalytic converter.
Upon getting out from underneath the car, the two perps opened fire on the permit holder.
The permit holder, 44, who is remaining anonymous, drew his own sidearm and returned fire, hitting 25-year-old Darion Blackman in the neck.
Blackman would not survive the wound.
The other suspect fled the scene. Thankfully, the homeowner was not injured during the encounter.
Police say that Blackman had prior run-ins with the law. Back in September, Blackman was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon and not having a valid FOID card.
He was released from jail the day after his initial arrest and was put on parole.
The investigation is still underway and police are actively looking for Blackman’s accomplice.
Stay tuned for updates as this story is still developing.