During a traffic altercation recently, a suspect started shooting at a Cicero police officer. A bystander, who is a civilian who holds a concealed carry permit, came to the officer’s aid by firing three shots at the suspect, striking him once.
CBS-TV Chicago reporters Brad Edwards and Mai Martinez reported the story, with Edwards interviewing Richard Schak, the chair of National Louis University’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program. Schak, a retired Chicago police sergeant, cited the Illinois Statute that permits citizens to defend themselves, or another, who is in immediate danger of great bodily harm. He also offered some thoughts on the incident.
See the story and video here.