By Micah Rate
Police officers in Illinois are heralding a man with a concealed-carry license for his bravery. The unidentified man came to the assistance of officers engaged in a shootout with a suspect using an automatic weapon. Yes, an automatic weapon.
Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte was shot four times in the shootout, and according to the Chicago Sun-Times, officials stated if it were not for the armed citizen, the situation could have ended up a lot worse.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday evening that Officer Luis Duarte and his partner were performing a traffic stop before the car took off onto a ramp toward the interstate. The car then stopped at the top of the ramp, and the driver began to fire at officers.
Just after 5 p.m., Duarte and his partner tried to pull over a vehicle in the 3900 block of South Cicero for a “routine traffic stop,” but the car took off onto the ramp to southbound Interstate 55, according to police.
When the officers boxed the car in traffic at the top of the ramp, the man at the wheel got out and began firing an automatic weapon, hitting Duarte twice in the arm, once in the leg …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms