Pawn Shop Owner Kills Would-Be Robber


CHICAGO (STMW) — For the third time in two weeks, a citizen has shot a bad guy in the city.

A 23-year-old felon was shot to death as he tried to rob a Northwest Side pawnshop Tuesday afternoon.

Michael McMillan, 23, of 309 N. Menard, was pronounced dead at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center at 1:17 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The slain suspect was convicted in 2006 of armed robbery and sentenced to boot camp, court records show.

Police sources said the owner of Fullerton Pawners Inc. shot the robber at about 1 p.m. inside the store.

Two accomplices, one wearing a black backpack, ran away. One may have been wounded, sources said. Read more


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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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