Concealed-carry holder killed with her own gun by intruder in Far South Side home

The woman, 22, was home Wednesday morning in the 9400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when the intruder took her gun, Chicago police said.

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A concealed-carry permit holder was fatally shot with her own gun by an intruder in a home in Burnside on the Far South Side Wednesday morning, according to police.

Nyemah Fowlkes, 22, was in her home in the 9400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when another woman entered, and the two began arguing just before 3:20 a.m., Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The intruder took a gun from Fowlkes and shot her in her chest, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she later died, police said.

The other woman fled the scene. No one was in custody.

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