CHICAGO — Chicago police said man with a concealed carry license and a man recently released from prison fatally shot each other in what is believed to be an attempted robbery.
Mark Miller, 64, was outside a building his son owns in the 6800 block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood Thursday. Miller was at the two flat checking on the plumbing, his son Mark Miller Jr. said.
Miller Sr. was in the gangway on the phone with his son when according to police, Joseph Lewis, 33, attempted to rob him.
Lewis shot Miller three times, police said. But Miller, a concealed carry owner, pulled out his own gun and hit Lewis twice.
Miller was able to crawl back to the basement until police got there and took him to the University of Chicago hospital where he died.
Miller Sr. was retired after 30 years at UPS. He was a devoted family man with his wife for 46 years.
His son has followed in his footsteps.
“I’m proud of him. He was doing what he always was doing – being a father and husband,” Miller Jr. said. “He gave me all the tools that I needed to survive and to a be a decent upstanding man.”
Lewis was recently released from Pinckneyville Correctional Center after serving more than three years for several felonies including a gun conviction. He was on parole.