Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

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Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

Postby Ohio9 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:46 am

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/- ... -84894954/

the short version



Police say Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, walked into the Agencia Mexicana at 2701 W. 51st St. around 7 p.m. Saturday. A customer was making a financial transaction with a worker at the store, which also serves as a currency exchange, when Gildersleeve, wearing a mask, announced a robbery and pulled out a gun, according to Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for Chicago police.

Gildersleeve and the customer "got into some kind of confrontation" and the customer pulled a gun and fired, hitting Gildersleeve several times, Guglielmi said. At least two workers were inside at the time, a 55-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, but no one else was hit.

Gildersleeve had a lengthy arrest history, including at least one for robbery, and was out on bond from an unrelated incident from Oct. 23, according to police. He lived about three blocks from the store.


Seems like a classic case of street justice teaching a lesson the criminal justice system failed to drive home.

Also gotta love this gem

"Something doesn't seem right," said Igbinosa Oronsaye, whose mother was married to Gildersleeve. "Reggie doesn't even own a gun. He couldn't own a gun if he wanted to."

Yeah, and he's showed so much respect for the law in the past that it's clear he would never try to get one.


"Some people don't actually know how to use guns," he said. "They go to firing ranges, but it's not the same as a bullet going into someone's body, it's not the same as a bullet going into flesh. They should be able to wound first, kill next. He didn't deserve to get shot multiple times.


Looks like he did wound first and kill next. The first shot wounded and the subsequent shots killed. Problem solved.

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Re: Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

Postby MisterB » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:21 pm

People watch too much TV, and think responsible gun owners and police are like the damn Lone Ranger or something... Able to shoot the guns out of the hands of 5 bad guys, while galloping on a horse. It just doesn't work that way. These people expecting that someone try to injure someone, instead of "killing them" probably would miss an entire man sized target from 10 feet, much less be able to shoot the leg, arm, hand, etc of the bad guy. Yeah, right.

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Re: Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

Postby Hand and Steel » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:40 am

Ohio9 wrote:"Some people don't actually know how to use guns," he said.

And some people don't actually know how s*** works when lives are on the line.

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Re: Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

Postby Johnde » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:24 pm

Needed Killin' Sorry that an honest man has to carry that burden.
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Re: Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

Postby Nathan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:28 pm

Hey, he was a good boy!
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Re: Armed robber shot dead in Chicago

Postby Ohio9 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:19 pm

Interesting folllow up. Turns out that was the CCW holder's first time in the store. Talk about bad timing (for him and the robber)

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151103 ... rom-heaven


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