A concealed carry holder has ended a career criminal’s reign of terror in Chicago when the thug picked the wrong “victim” to rob.
The crook, 33-year-old Darius Moss, has been arrested 32 times since 2014.
While a few arrests were for disorderly conduct, most were for serious crimes, such as assault.
And they keep letting him out to do it again.
But after he was shot committing another armed robbery, hopefully, he will face justice so he can no longer terrorize the community.
Moss was charged with one felony count of armed robbery with a firearm and one felony count of armed habitual criminal for trying to rob a 25-year-old security guard.
The robbery didn’t go to plan, however.
The guard shot Moss after the career criminal shoved a gun in his face and robbed him near the Cicero Green Line stop in Chicago.
Judge Maryam Ahmad was not happy during the bail hearing for Moss and said:
“It is a pure miracle by the grace of God that no one was killed, that no innocent bystander was killed.
“This is just ridiculous. Ridiculous.”
According to police officials, a 25-year-old bank security guard was riding the train home around 5 p.m. when Moss boarded the train.
The thug reportedly stared at the victim in a menacing way.
The men started arguing and Moss “upped a firearm” and told the guard that this is a robbery, prosecutor Christopher Cromydas said.
Moss held the victim at gunpoint and robbed him of his keys, phone, credit card, and his concealed carry license.
Moss threatened to shoot the victim if he did not get off the train at the next stop.
The bank security guard agreed and got off the train with Moss.
But the guard then turned the tables on the career criminal and pulled out his gun.
He then opened fire and shot Moss while retreating back into the train.
The guard fired off 18 rounds, four of which jammed, Chicago police said.
Moss was shot once in the leg.
Thankfully, the victim was not injured.
Moss fled the train station.
The victim stayed on the train to his stop, found the police, and explained what happened.
Police went looking for Moss and found him walking near the Cicero station.
They recovered the victim’s property and a revolver that contained four live bullets and a spent casing, Cromydas said.
“This is abject insanity,” Judge Ahmad said when he heard about the wild west type shootout on a Chicago train in the afternoon.
The judge added: “A firefight on the train? Abject insanity.”
According to CWB Chicago, “Moss has been convicted of four felonies since 2014, including robbery and theft in 2018.
A man who has been arrested 32 times since 2014 allegedly robbed a concealed carry holder on the Green Line during rush hour and then engaged in a “firefight” on the platform and the train car.
Judge calls the allegations “abject insanity.”https://t.co/uNhj9Pq5Jc
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) January 23, 2023
Offender Charged with Armed Robbery with a Firearm of a 25-Year-Old Male on #CTA Train @ChicagoCAPS11 @Area4Detectives #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/NsDig6ZVJz
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 22, 2023
A Concealed Carry License holder shot a man who was trying to rob him at the Lake Street Green Line in #Chicago https://t.co/zmMaw5sOpd
— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) January 21, 2023