Bridgeport Robbery Suspect Identified As Ex-Con

CHICAGO (CBS) — New details are emerging about a robbery and standoff in the Bridgeport neighborhood this week, in which police shot and killed one suspect, but the other remains on the loose.

The suspect shot dead by police in the early Wednesday morning incident has been identified as Jeff Wilson, 30.

Wilson was on parole after serving time for an armed robbery back in 2005.

Wilson and his accomplice were allegedly wearing hoodies when they stormed into a J.J. Peppers convenience store, adjacent to a Marathon gas station at 659 W. 31st St., and robbed it.

Officers from the Prairie District, which is the next district east from where the incident happened, saw the men enter the store and thought something wasn’t right, police said.

Police say as the officers approached them near the front door, one man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Police fired and killed Wilson, and sent out a SWAT team to determine whether the second suspect was still in the store, and perhaps had barricaded himself inside.

But the second robber was not in the store. It turned out the other suspect ran out the back door. He has not been found.

The J.J. Peppers clerk who was working during the robbery was uninjured.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • NWA

    Good job by the po po. This is exactly what we pay them for. Not the freebees they seem too take. But, here is thing. This guy was a robber. He’s been out of prison for over six years. I’m sure he robbed other people since he’s been out. Wait, here is really the thing. Regardless of his race, skin color, where he lived, religion or, his beliefs. He was a robber, now he’s gone because of that.


    • Tyrell

      Right on, my nigga.

    • markymark

      Tyrone, that’s funny sh-t !lol

  • Urban

    Good riddance.

    One less thug I need to look over my shoulder for.

    • Lars

      There are plenty more where he came from.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    One down one to go….love it when our fine Chicago Police Officers exterminate a South Side miscreant.

  • Joe

    Bridgeport has a pan handle problem that the city ignores.There are plenty of social services that make up slot of budget.I hope this concern is addressed.I’m actually shocked that a in indent happened in this area since the neighborhood is filled with public servants.Police should start walking more around and address business .We need to hold the city responsible for this .They can do better.


    Well it appears that Mr. Wilson was as inept in shooting as he was in being a robber. He couldn’t hit the officers when he opened fire,and was incarcerated before after being caught in an armed robbery. His eye sight must be as poor as his intelligence. Good outcome thanks to some on the job and sharp po po wouldn’t you say? We now wont have to support this dead dumb ass in Joliet anymore.It would be good for all of the law abiding people if his homie accomplice gets the same fate. The sooner the better.

  • Jermain

    @EBF, I call the few white people that commit the occasional vicious crime, a rarity. Unlike the massive percentage of young black men who spread so much misery on the innocent. Your comment is abusive and uncalled for. You really need to lighten up.

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