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Store owners fight off armed robbers

Police are searching for two suspected that shot store owners in an armed robbery in Logan Square.

The employees fought back and the entire melee was caught on camera.

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One man has been charged, but another is still at large in the attempted robbery and shooting of Northwest Side store owner. cornellmack

The owner was able to fight off the robbers with a baseball bat.

Police say the robbers struck Tuesday evening at a Quizhpe’s Gift and Sport Shop,  2242 N. Western Ave.

One of the thieves pointed a gun at Luis Quizhpe’s brother-in-law before aiming at him and demanding cash.

That’s when Quizhpe fought back with a baseball bat.

The robber fired nine shots, hitting Quizhpe once in the thigh and just missing a major artery.

Quizhpe is now recovering at home.

Cornell Mack, 53,  has been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery.

Police say mack was accidentally shot by the second man.

One of two offenders involved in an armed robbery at a store in Logan Square has been arrested.

Chicago police have arrested 53-year-old Cornell Mack.

Mack has been charged with attempted first degree murder, armed robbery and discharge of a firearm.

The attempted armed robbery happened Tuesday evening at a store on the 2200 block of N. Western Ave.

The store is owned by 62-year-old Luis Quizhpe.

One of the thieves pointed a gun at Quizhpe’s brother in law before aiming at him and demanding cash.

That’s when Quizhpe fought back with a baseball bat.

The robber fired nine shots, hitting Quizhpe once in the thigh, narrowly missing a major artery.

One of them was shot in the leg and limped out of the store.

The investigation continues regarding an additional offender.

 

A man fought off two armed robbers inside his store in Logan Square, and it was all caught on surveillance video.

It happened Tuesday evening at the store owned by 62-year-old Luis Quizhpe.

One of the thieves pointed a gun at Quizhpe’s brother in law before aiming at him and demanding cash.

That’s when Quizhpe fought back with a baseball bat.

The robber fired nine shots, hitting Quizhpe once in the thigh, narrowly missing a major artery.

Police are looking for the thieves.

One of them was shot in the leg and limped out of the store.

A Chicago man is recovering tonight after not only surviving a shooting in his store during a robbery but also fighting back.  And the whole melee was caught on tape.

Surrounded by family and friends, Luis Quizhpe prepared to go home after spending a day in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

The 62-year-old talked from his hospital bed about his terrifying  encounter with two armed men at the store he owns in Logan Square.

“It was really very scary,” he said.

Around 5:30 last night, two men walked into Luis’ souvenir shop.  One pulled out a gun and pointed  it at Luis’ brother-in-law and demands cash. The other man ran around the counter to the register.

“He started screaming, I don’t remember exactly what, but he was like ‘Kill them!’ “ Luis said.

Luis grabbed a bat and started swinging as the robber continued shooting.  At one point, he accidentally shoots his accomplice, who later limps out of the store.

One of the bullets hit Luis in the upper inner thigh, nearly hitting a major artery.

Luis’ brother-in-law also fought back, throwing a chair at one of the men and then  a fire extinguisher as he ran out of the store.

Luis says he’s just thankful to be alive.

“I want to thank the Lord Jesus Christ because for some reason he still has left me here,” he said.

A Logan Square shop owner and his family members fought for their lives last night during an armed robbery which was caught on tape.

62-year-old  Louis Quizhpe  was shot at nine times by a man trying to rob him.  He was hit once in the right inner thigh, the bullet barely missing an artery.

Two African American men came into Louis’ souvenir shop in  the 2200 block of N Western Ave looking for cash.  One of the men pulled a gun on his Louis’s nephew while the other walked behind the counter to get to the register.

The gunchi-surveillance-video-man-injured-in-logan-square-robberyman fired at Louis but shot his accomplice accidentally in the upper body.

Louis grabbed a bat and started swinging as the gunman continued to fire.

Louis hit the gun wielding robber several times in the upper body and the head. His brother-in-law threw a stool and then a fire extinguisher at the suspects.

The men are reportedly in their 40′s, one about 5’10″ with a gray goatee.  The other is 6’1 or 6’2 and walked with a limp.

No one is in custody at this time.

Surveillance video: Shop owners fight back, shots fired during armed robberys

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