An unidentified civilian with a concealed-carry permit aided an injured police officer during a terrifying shootout in the Chicago suburbs Thursday night; receiving widespread praise from city officials and the local community.
The confrontation began when police attempted to pull over a suspicious vehicle for a “routine traffic stop” just outside the city limits.
The driver exited the highway before opening fire with an automatic weapon.
“We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there’s who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he’s also engaged in gunfire,” said Superintendent Jerry Chlada.
A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway, authorities said. @mitchtrout and @MHendricksonCST report.https://t.co/qjsYVB0AHr
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) September 14, 2018
“He got out and started helping the police, which is something I’ve got to be proud of,” Cicero town President Larry Dominick told the Sun-Times.
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