Subject shot by store employee in attempted robbery.

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Chicago, IL – February 24, 2024 – Shortly before 11:00 a.m. a male subject began to smash into a jewelry store’s display case. An employee of the store then responded with force. Joe Hiti of Audacy wrote the following about the incident:

The footage shows the attempted robber walking into the store and perusing for about a minute before running toward the entrance. On his way out, he started bashing in a glass jewelry case, causing the employee to reach behind the counter and begin shooting before he tried to flee.

Footage from outside the store showed the man falling out of the doors and running back in to grab what appeared to be a small bag before taking off. Police were quickly called, and they were able to subdue the man, taking him into custody and then to a hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound. Police say he is in stable condition. The employee was found to be a concealed carry license holder, ABC7 reported.

Click here to read Joe Hiti’s article.

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