January 13, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – The anti-gun crowd continue to deny guns are used to protect lives but yet an armed employee of a T-Mobile store in Chicago saved the lives of his fellow employees.
Two men entered the store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood in the 2000-block of East 95th St on Chicago’s South Side. They pretended to be shopping for phones for a few minutes, then pulled out guns. That is when one employee ran to the back to call for help while the other pulled out his own gun and fired at the two suspects. He hit one of them in the groin and the arm, and the other in the abdomen and the arm. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story.
“I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee.”
— Neil Tadros, store manager
The men ran from the store with the employee chasing them, on the phone giving a description to police. The suspects then drove to a nearby hospital where police took them into custody.
Neighbors say the cell phone store has been robbed several times in the last month. Ed Brown was working in the salon next door.
“We just started hearing gunshots. At first we couldn’t really tell what it was, but it was coming back to back so we kinda caught on. Everybody hit the floor and just took cover,” Brown said.
Police said the suspects, ages 24 and 35, are listed in serious condition at Stroger Hospital. Witnesses said they don’t believe the suspects ever fired their weapons.