A tow truck driver with a concealed carry permit shot and killed an armed thug who tried to ambush and rob him on Detroit’s east side.
Police are investigating the Monday incident but said the shooting was self-defense.
“I heard multiple gunshots, around six to eight,” said one neighbor.
“You have to get these crooks off the street on way or another,” he added.
According to FOX 2 Detroit:
“Police said the truck driver was meeting with the suspect to buy a junk car in the area of 7 Mile and Kelly when he was ambushed around 9:35 a.m.
“The driver, who is a CPL holder, pulled out a gun and fatally shot the suspect.”
According to ClickonDetroit:
“The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26) in the 15400 block of Young Street on Detroit’s east side.
“Officials said a man with a gun tried to rob a tow truck driver, but that driver was a CPL holder and also armed.”
Dec. 26, 2022: Detroit police say that an armed tow truck driver who fatally shot a man did so in self-defense after the man tried to rob him when he showed up to buy the man’s “junk car.” The tow truck driver has a concealed carry permit. https://t.co/utiCIjVkkW
— Defensive Gun Use Tracker (@DailyDGU) December 27, 2022
As our cities descend into lawlessness citizens are stepping up to stop the carnage.
A 23-year-old woman with a concealed-carry permit shot a carjacker in the head in Chicago last month.
When one of the would-be carjackers tried to open her door while flashing his gun, she grabbed her weapon and shot the man in the head.
The woman exited her car and fled the scene.
One of the carjackers opened fire on the woman. She was shot in the arm.
The woman was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital.
The man she shot was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and was in critical condition.
The other three attackers got away.
According to Fox News:
Crime has spiked in the Windy City in the last year, with homicides reaching an all-time high in a quarter-century in 2021.
Robbery reports have surged 15% in 2022, according to Chicago police records. Holdups have gone up 11% since 2020 and 2019, though they decreased 10% compared to 2018.
In just one hour, seven carjackings were reported on Chicago’s West Side on Friday morning, police confirmed to Fox News Digital.
According to Newsweek:
Vehicle thefts have been on the rise in Chicago this year. According to the Chicago-based television news station WBBM-TV, there were more than 3,000 vehicle thefts last month, making October the month with the largest number of car thefts in Chicago in about 20 years.
As of November 20, Chicago Police Department data showed 17,700 vehicle thefts had been reported since the beginning of the year.
That number marks a 93 percent uptick over the total number of vehicle thefts reported for 2021 by this time last year, and a 104 percent increase in the number of vehicle thefts reported to police for 2020 by late November.
Police in Detroit say an armed robber is dead after a tow truck driver shot and killed him.https://t.co/bhnccVlEeM
— FOX 17 (@FOX17) December 27, 2022