Robbery Suspect Shot by Store Owner


The suspect is believed to be from Zion.

Kenosha Police Department officials said that two men with partially concealed faces entered the Jewelry Exchange at 2400 52nd St. around 12:30 p.m. and confronted the 55-year-old owner.

Police said one suspect pointed a handgun at the owner, but the owner drew his own handgun from under the desk where he was sitting and shot the suspect once in the chest. The two men fled without taking anything.

Police found the wounded suspect laying on the grass next to a curb on the 2400 block of 51st Street. He was conscious and there was a .44 magnum revolver on the ground next to him. He was taken to Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center where he was in stable condition. He was expected to undergo surgery, police said.

The suspect is 29-years-old and is under police guard at the hospital. Police said he was on parole through the Illinois Department of Corrections for theft, auto theft and a drug offense. Read more

Source: suburbanchicagonews


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