Armed customer shoots gunman, foils attempt to rob Chicago store

A customer with a concealed carry gun fatally shot a gunman who was attempting a robbery in Chicago's southwest side.

    2015/11/02

NSFW    CHICAGO — One man was killed and at least 22 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over the Halloween weekend.

NBC Chicago reports that the fatal shooting involved a masked man who attempted to rob Envios de Dinero, a store and currency exchange in the Gage Park neighborhood of the city's southwest side around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The gunman, identified as 55-year-old Reginald Gildersleeve, approached an employee at the counter and announced a robbery after showing his gun.

He pointed the weapon at another employee, and was forcing her to the back of the store when a customer with a concealed carry gun drew his weapon and fired multiple shots at Gildersleeve, killing him.

The 44-year-old customer, who was carrying license and identification for his firearm, has not been charged. Authorities are reviewing the case and are looking at the shooting as a self-defense issue.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has said the issue of whether licensed gun carriers should intervene in dangerous situations is "a slippery slope."

Just last month, a Michigan woman with a concealed carry license opened fire on shoplifters fleeing from a Home Depot with more than $1,000 worth of equipment, flattening a tire of their SUV. Though no one was hurt in the incident, the woman may face up to 90 days in jail for reckless use of her firearm.
The store where the attempted robbery and shooting took place was located in the 7200 block of West 51st St. GOOGLE MAPS
The store where the attempted robbery and shooting took place was located in the 7200 block of West 51st St. GOOGLE MAPS
Gildersleeve had an arrest history that included attempted robbery. FACEBOOK / REGINALD GILDERSLEEVE
Gildersleeve had an arrest history that included attempted robbery. FACEBOOK / REGINALD GILDERSLEEVE
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