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Teen Shot Attempting To Rob Conceal Carry Holder In Illinois

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Teen Shot Attempting To Rob Conceal Carry Holder In Illinois

The debate rages on over conceal carry laws, but one thing is for sure, it works. A teen attempted to rob a man in Oak Park, Illinois several days ago but ended up on the wrong end of the violent act he began. Damon Phillips, a 16-year-old from Chicago, succumbed to gunshot wounds.

The teen attempted to rob a man, reportedly 24-years of age, who was leaving a US Bank parking lot. The man was in possession of a conceal-carry license.

Oak Park Police Chief Anthony Ambrose said the conceal-carry holder was carrying a semi-automatic weapon and was attempting to leave the bank at around 11:15 AM on May 27th. He was then approached by the teen.

“The pair apparently exchanged gunfire before the alleged robber reportedly entered a waiting car and fled into Chicago,” according to a police statement.

Phillips was taken to Stroger Hospital by an anonymous companion. He was pronounced dead immediately.

“We know he obviously was with someone, so we’re trying to locate that person and if there was more than one individual (involved),” Ambrose said.

It is not yet known as to whether or not Phillips was a gang member, but investigators are considering the possibility. The concealed-carry man has been interviewed by investigators, however, his conceal-carry permit has been shown to be legitimate and current. He also seems to have followed Illinois law.

Conceal carry works. As it stands, states continue to fight the allowance of concealed carry permits by making them nearly impossible to obtain.  Take responsibility for your own self-defense and preservation. You can’t depend on the police or government to take care of you and your family.

Author: Jim Satney

PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.

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