(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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