Saturday, January 19, 2019

Legally-Carrying Woman Kills Would-be Robber

via All Outdoor.
About 5:45 a.m., [the crook] approached the woman, 25, in the 500 block of West 103rd Street, displayed a weapon and tried to rob her, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The woman, who was a concealed carry holder, took out her own weapon and fired one shot at [him], striking him in the neck, authorities said.

[The thief] left the scene and was found a block away, officials said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.

[He] lived about a block away from where he was shot, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Wednesday found he died of a gunshot wound to his chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

He had been arrested this past June after he was found in possession of a controlled substance and attacked a police officer, police said.
Story here. 

I took a beat to think about this story.  The basics of it are simple.  The robber could have at most probably stumbled upon a couple hundred dollars if he had been successful.

Many will think about the amount of money involved in a successful robbery and think that it's a shame that he died, but you have to expand it out.

Think about the victim that he chose.  A lone female (not playing knight here...but biology is a fact, not a social movement).  Additionally look at the weapon he used.  He was using the threat of serious bodily harm or death to achieve his goal.

Even if she only carried 10 dollars in cash in her purse and if she handed it over, can we be certain that he would have been satisfied?

I'm not.

Long short?  He needed to die.  She was equipped to prevent herself from being seriously injured, raped and/or robbed.

She did good.  Real good.

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