Police ID robbery suspect shot, killed by concealed carry holder

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CHICAGO — Chicago police continue to investigate after a man was shot to death while trying to rob a currency exchange in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood Saturday night.   And the man accused of shooting him might not face charges.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the store and 51st and Washtenaw, which sells a variety of products including supplements and snacks — as well houses a currency exchange.  They say he displayed a weapon and announced a robbery. But police say another customer with a gun stepped in and shot and killed the suspected robber.

Chicago police have identified the man who was shot as 55-year-old Reginald Gildersleev.

Police say that the man who shot Gildersleev does has a valid concealed carry license and a valid firearm owners identification card.

Chicago police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the robbery and the subsequent shooting, and the state’s attorneys office will decide whether charges will be filed against the man who stepped in.

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