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A suspected catalytic converter thief was shot dead by a concealed carry holder on the North Side late Wednesday, according to a source and initial information from Chicago police. What's more, CWBChicago has learned that the dead man was on parole, and he was charged with illegally possessing a firearm two months ago -- but state authorities decided not to revoke his parole, and he was released back onto the streets.


Around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, a 44-year-old man was sitting on the steps of his home when he heard a loud noise coming from the street in the 2900 block of North Wolcott in West Lakeview, police said. He investigated the noise and discovered two men under a vehicle.


The two men both drew guns and began shooting at him without warning, police said. The concealed carry holder pulled out his own gun and returned fire, striking one of the men in the neck, according to police.


That man, age 25, collapsed on a nearby sidewalk with a gun under his arm, according to officers at the scene. He was pronounced dead at 12:07 a.m. by a doctor at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.


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North Side concealed carry holder fatally shoots would-be car-part thief, second man runs off: Chicago police


A 25-year-old man was fatally shot late Wednesday when a North Side resident with a license to carry a concealed weapon allegedly saw two men trying to steal parts from a nearby parked car, according to Chicago police.

Authorities said a 44-year-old man had been sitting on the steps of his home about 11:15 p.m. “when he heard a loud noise coming from the street.” He walked toward the curb in the 2900 block of North Wolcott Avenue and saw two men he didn’t know under a vehicle, near the engine, possibly trying to steal a catalytic converter or other car parts.

“The two males noticed the (44-year-old) watching and crawled out from underneath the vehicle. Without warning, both (men) drew their weapons and began shooting at (him),” police said in a media notification.

The 44-year-old man has a license to carry a concealed handgun, which he was armed with at the time, according to police. When he came under fire, he drew his own gun and started shooting at the two men on the street. It wasn’t immediately clear how far apart the men were when they exchanged gunfire, or whether anyone else was in the area. <snip>


This is how the anti- gun Tribune reported the story. No mention in the headline or until the 4th  paragraph that the citizen was only protecting himself once he was shot at. 

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