Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Waukegan Clerk Shoots Robber - May Face Charges

On Monday night a 20 year old man walked into a Waukegan store with a gun and demanded money from the store clerk. The store clerk gave the gunman money and the gunman fled the store. The store clerk grabbed a gun under the counter, ran out the door and saw the gunman trying to get away on a bicycle. The clerk fired the gun and struck the gunman in the chest several times and in the leg. The gunman continued riding the bicycle a short distance and fell to the ground unconscious. The gunman was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. There was a second suspect that was apparently a lookout for the gunman. That second suspect tried to flee on foot and was struck by a car. The police are still searching for the second suspect.

The clerk apparently had a license to carry a firearm. However, police and the Lake County State's Attorney's Office are considering whether to file criminal charges against the store clerk. It is possible that the store clerk can be charged with murder or aggravated battery with a firearm for shooting the gunman after the gunman was leaving the store.

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