Victim fatally shoots would-be robber in Bronzeville

SHARE Victim fatally shoots would-be robber in Bronzeville
state.jpg

Police are investigating after a man with a valid concealed carry license fatally shot someone who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood. | Network Video Productions

A man fatally shot another man who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male about 8:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of South State when two males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.

The man then pulled out a gun and shot one of the would-be robbers in the head, while the other suspect ran away, authorities said.

Treamel Gray, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:35 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the 18900 block of Avers Avenue in Flossmoor. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide.

The 22-year-old man had a valid concealed carry license, according to police. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Police said no charges will be filed in connection with the shooting.

The Latest
She’s heading to Paris for the 2024 Olympics — but as a spectator. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to see a couple of games while I’m out there,” she said. “Being able to experience that, so hopefully when 2028 comes, I can be there and experience that and not just be watching.”
Talented chefs are a big draw at the annual event, which kicked off Thursday outside the United Center. Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood are among this year’s top draws.
Phillip Mitchell, a 15-year-old Gary Comer College Prep student, was an “introvert” known for his good humor and even better outfits, doing Double Dutch dance at his family’s church and rapping, his main passion, according to his mom. He was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon.
Troopers responded about 5:15 p.m. to a reported shooting on I-94 between 79th and 83rd Streets, Illinois State Police said.