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A home invader was carried away on a stretcher after being shot by a homeowner earlier this week.
The invader entered the home around 12:45, according to reports. He was uninvited and little is known about the following moments until the homeowner fired several shots.
CBS News claims that the 26-year-old homeowner had a FOID (Firearm Owner’s Identification) Card. Two of his shots hit the invader.
The intruder, later identified as Alexis Quiles, apparently fled the scene with two bullet wounds to the chest. He was later found in the area by emergency personnel.
Police received “several reports of an alleged attempted break-in” according to WGN TV. They discovered the intruder in critical condition and he was taken to Loyola University Medical Center.
The Stretcher Comes Into Play
Neighbors claim to have seen a man on a stretcher after “hearing three to five gunshots ring out.” This was later confirmed by paramedics.
Later reports from ABC7 state that Quiles, reported to have been in his late 30s, died in the hospital from his wounds.
WGN TV interviewed neighbor Andre Davis who told them, “For the most part, this block is generally pretty peaceful.”
In a short video posted to Twitter and re-shared by NRA, he added, “I don’t know what happened to the offender. That’s what happens, though. People are at a point where they are protecting themselves.”
According to FBI crime statistics, a home invasion occurs every 30 seconds in the United States, in other words, upwards of 3,000 invasions per day. This stuff really does happen constantly, and it’s about time people start realizing it could happen anytime, in any neighborhood, to any one of us.
Other neighbors apparently informed ABC7 that “a family with children lives in that home,” making the self-defense side of the case far more plausible.
Little other information has been released, but reports say that charges had been pending before the death of Quiles, and detectives are on the case.
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