Armed Citizen® Today
A suspected burglar is in critical condition after encountering an armed elderly resident in an apartment complex near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.
The elderly victim was inside his apartment at 10:30 a.m. when two individuals, a man and a woman, knocked on the door. After the resident opened the door to his unit, the two suspects entered without permission, and a physical altercation occurred. The 80-year-old apartment dweller was an Illinois Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) holder and was armed. He fired a round, striking the male suspect in the chest.
The assailants fled the scene and sought treatment at a local hospital. The 80-year-old victim was battered and had several injuries and is currently listed in critical condition. Both suspects are in custody, and charges are pending. One nearby resident remarked that, "I'm glad that he protected himself. If someone breaks into my apartment, I'm going to do the same thing. Right?" (CBS Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1/30/23)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives – Feb. 21, 1987
Legal secretary Diane Sutter was working late in a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., law office when she saw a man walking in the hallway. She placed a handgun on her lap, and when the intruder approached, she told him to leave. The man made some threatening statements and, when he touched her, she fired. The man tried to flee but collapsed in the hall. The wounded suspect and an accomplice were charged with burglary. (The News Journal, Pensacola, Fla.)