2017 Crime Reduction Underway
- A man fatally shot a teenager who attempted to rob him Friday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.
The 33-year-old man went to the 4800 block of West Ferdinand to purchase something he saw for sale online and was confronted by a 19-year-old man who announced a robbery and showed a gun, police said. A struggle ensued, and the 19-year-old was shot in the chest about 12:25 p.m.
The teen, identified as Carlos James, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He lived in the same block as the shooting.
Countless robberies, aggravated batteries and homicides were prevented next year by this justified shooting. One report has the victim as a Concealed Carrier, though we can't confirm this at the moment. Regardless, it'll go down as a justified.
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