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Man With Concealed Carry License Fatally Shot Robber In Gage Park

By Kate Shepherd in News on Nov 2, 2015 5:51PM

Network Video Productions via the Sun-Times

A customer with a concealed carry license shot and killed a robber at a Gage Park convenience store Saturday night. It is unlikely he will be charged with a crime for shooting the robber, according to the Sun-Times.

Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, of the 5000 block of South California Avenue allegedly walked into the store in the 2700 block of West 51st Street around 7 p.m., announced the robbery to an employee and showed a handgun, according to authorities.

He then reportedly pointed his weapon at a female employee and made her go to the currency exchange at the back of the store. That's when a patron pulled out his gun and fatally shot the robber. It's not clear how many other customers were in the store at the time.

Gildersleeve was pronounced dead on the scene around 7:10 p.m. He had prior arrests for robbery in his long criminal history, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Sun-Times.

In addition to a concealed carry license, the patron also had a valid firearm owner's identification card.