About 6:30 p.m. a man in his 20s armed with a handgun tried to rob a cell phone store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street. The store’s owner, armed with a handgun himself, shot an killed the would-be robber.
Police said the 78-year-old man was closing the store in the 1100 block of West 18th Street when a group of men threw a pillowcase over his head, hit him in the face, and forced him into his own SUV.
A robbery victim spots police and thinks help is on the way. But that relief turned to terror, when police started shooting at him.
Police are looking for two men who got into a shootout last night with an off-duty Chicago police officer in the Northwest Side’s quiet Edgebrook neighborhood.
A convenience store owner was in serious condition Thursday morning, after being shot during an attempted holdup in the Chatham neighborhood.