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CCL holder fatally shoots man in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood

Authorities said that an argument this morning led to guns being drawn and a CCL holder firing his weapon in defense.
CCL holder fatally shoots man in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood

CHICAGO - Police said a man was shot and killed by a concealed carry license holder in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood after the offender threatened him with a firearm.

The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. this morning in the 2700 block of W 65th Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the city's southwest side.

Authorities said that a 37-year-old male was in an alley this morning when he got involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown male offender in a vehicle.

The offender in the vehicle produced a firearm at which time the 37-year-old drew his own firearm and fired shots at the offender. The 37-year-old victim had both a valid FOID and valid Illinois Concealed Carry License and authorities indicated the man shot in defense.

The offender was pronounced on scene while the concealed carry license holder was uninjured.

Area One Detectives are investigating.

We'll continue to update this post as we know more.

If interested in taking the steps toward your constitutional right of self defense for yourself as well as your family, check out the Chicago Journal's Basic Guide to Illinois Gun Laws.