Shootout With Robbers Turns Deadly For Concealed-Carry Holder

Sun-Times Media Wire
September 22, 2019 - 10:33 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A concealed-carry permit holder and a man attempting to rob a business were each killed in a shootout Saturday night in Roseland on the Far South Side, according to police.

About 7:15 p.m., Derrick Gholston, 43, was standing outside of a business in the first block of East 112th Place when he was approached in the by two men who flashed a handgun and demanded his property, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The man complied and the two robbers then entered the business and announced another robbery, authorities said.

Gholston, who was a concealed-carry permit holder, pulled out his own gun and confronted the robbers, leading to an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.

He and one of the robbers, 18-year-old Carlos Smith, were each struck by bullets and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were pronounced dead, authorities said.

The second man involved in the robbery fled and has not been taken into custody, authorities said.

A 51-year-old man who was in the business during the robbery attempt was struck twice in the leg during the exchange of gunfire, according to authorities. He was also taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

Area South detectives were investigating.

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