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The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 06/08/10, WLS, Chicago, Ill. 06/09/10

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Around 1 p.m., three armed robbers entered Fullerton Pawners Inc. on the West Side of Chicago and attempted to rob the store. The store owner retrieved a gun and fired at the criminals, killing one and causing the others to flee. The deceased robber was identified as Michael McMillan, a convicted armed robber who had been sentenced to a Cook County “boot camp” program. Neighboring shops told local media that armed robberies are a frequent occurrence in the West Side neighborhood. Reports from police suggest that the store owner may have used a handgun to defend his store. If so, this would be the third case in just over two weeks involving an armed citizen in Chicago using a handgun in self-defense. Chicago denies its citizens the right to own handguns not registered with the city before April, 1982.
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