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A woman with a concealed carry license fatally shot an armed man who attempted to rob her while at a bus stop in the Fernwood neighborhood in Chicago Tuesday morning.

Around 6:15 a.m., the 25-year-old woman was approached while waiting for her bus alone, by a 19-year-old man who attempted to rob her at gunpoint, ABC 7 reported.

The man reportedly pulled out a firearm and announced he would rob her. The woman reached for her firearm and fired one round at the attempted robber, shooting him in the neck.

In a surveillance video, the man is seen fleeing the scene after being shot and the woman runs in the opposite direction. He was later discovered one block away and taken to Christ Medical Center where he died.

ABC7 reporter Diane Pathieu tweeted that the woman had a concealed carry license.

“Surveillance cameras capture an attempted armed robbery,” Pathieu wrote. “A 19yo man attempted to rob a 25yo woman at gunpoint waiting at a bus stop at 103rd & Wallace. What he didn’t know is that she has a concealed carry license. She pulled out her gun and shot him in the neck. He died.”

The identities of both people involved in the incident have not been released, and the woman has reportedly suffered a minor injury.

Neighbors told CBS Chicago that they supported the women’s act of self-defense.

“I’m glad that she fought back, I’m glad that we’re not reading about her on a slab somewhere,” a local woman told reporters. “In this day and age, they don’t care whether or not if you’re a senior citizen or you’re middle-aged or you’re a child, if they pull a gun on you they intend to hurt you in some way and take everything that you worked for. We don’t owe the offender anything.”

Another neighbor said that she was “proud” of what the victim did because “she stuck up for herself.”

Chicago is no stranger to gun violence and crime. According to the Chicago Tribune, in 2018, more than 2,900 people were shot and there were more than 570 homicides, which is an 18% decline for shootings and a 15% decline for homicides from 2017.



  1. Laurie

    January 10, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I’d bet the bank he would have killed her, so I’m glad he didn’t get that little victory. Good for her.

    • Cardin

      January 10, 2019 at 5:15 am

      She did the right thing. I would have done the same if there way any way to do so/

  2. Richard R. Pope

    January 10, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Good guys 1, bad guys 0. Good for her.
    America: Love it or Leave it!
    GOD Bless and GOD Help us,

  3. Alison

    January 10, 2019 at 12:45 am

    This is a great example of how crime can be reduced. Conceal carry! I applaud her!

  4. Paul Otts

    January 10, 2019 at 12:50 am

    This happened in Chicago? I’m surprised the woman wasn’t tarred and feathered!

    • Jake

      January 10, 2019 at 1:25 am

      Paul: Agree. Try and prosecute this woman, right?

  5. Gerald Cline

    January 10, 2019 at 1:37 am


  6. Silas Longshot

    January 10, 2019 at 2:39 am

    She must have went thru paperwork & bureaucracy hell to get that permit, as Chicago is one of the most restrictive for self defense rights cities in America.

  7. Clyde

    January 10, 2019 at 3:20 am

    She was so justified in her actions, but by having a conceal carry permit and waiting or public transportation, don’t be surprised if Chicago officials don’t try to prosecute her on some kind of charge. I will pray for her. I’m sure she is struggling with what she had to do to save her own life, even though most of us fully support her in this situation. She should be given an award, but’s im sure the left leaning (left falling) Chicago government will find a way to persecute her and make her the villain. Stay strong girl, you did good!

  8. James

    January 10, 2019 at 4:05 am



    January 10, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    But, but but…. He was just turning his life around!

    I’m sure we will hear that line from his momma.

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