Off Duty Chicago Fire Fighter Shoots, Kills Car Thief

(Chicago Tribune) An off duty Chicago fire lieutenant shot and killed someone who was trying to steal his car in the North Austin neighborhood Monday morning, according to police.

The West Side shooting happened about 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, according to police.

The lieutenant was not working at the time and has a concealed-carry permit, according to police sources.

The 45-year-old left his car running and came out to find a 17-year-old attempting to steal the car, according to a release from the city. He fired his weapon toward the 17-year-old to “stop the offender from running him over with his vehicle.”

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, and the lieutenant was taken to a hospital for observation.

The lieutenant has a valid conceal carry license and firearm owner identification card, authorities said.

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  1 comment for “Off Duty Chicago Fire Fighter Shoots, Kills Car Thief

  1. ken
    August 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Why isn’t this fireman being charged with homicide since it was his dumb ass act of leaving his car unlocked and running that indirectly led to the death.
    I know that if I started a dumpster fire somewhere, and he responded to the call and was killed en route responding to some thing i started, I’d sure as hell would be brought up on murder charges in a new york minute!!
    I guess if your an officer in the CFD you’re immune to such trivialities.

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