Concealed-carry holder fatally shoots would-be robber in Burnside

The 77-year-old man was in an open garage when a vehicle pulled up in the alley and an armed male exited and demanded his belongings, Chicago police said.

A person was found dead Saturday on the West Side.

A 77-year-old man fatally shot a would-be robber Nov. 6, 2021, in Burnside.

Sun-Times file

A 77-year-old concealed-carry license holder fatally shot a would-be robber Saturday afternoon in Burnside on the South Side.

About 12:20 p.m., the man was in an open garage in the 500 block of East 89th Street when a vehicle pulled up in the alley and an armed male exited and demanded his belongings, Chicago police said.

The man then shot at the would-be robber, fatally striking him in the head and chest, police said. He was identified as Bernard Peterson by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The man was not injured and did have a valid concealed-carry license, according to police.

Area Two detectives are investigating the incident.

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