Last Friday saw an Aurora grocery store host a bloody shootout during a robbery attempt that certainly did not go the way the perpetrator had intended thanks to the actions of a well-to-do armed citizen.
The incident in question occurred just after 2:00 PM at the Village East Grocery Store located at 1161 S. Peoria St. in Aurora.
According to local police, an armed male suspect entered the Village East Grocery Store armed with a firearm and demanded money from the store’s owner. It is not known at this time if there was a struggle or if the owner disobeyed the orders of the robber, but what is known is that upon police reaching the scene they witnessed the store owner bleeding on the ground, suffering a gunshot wound from the robber.
However, she was not the only one found on the scene with a bullet hole in her.
Aurora police say that after the chaos of the robbery erupted from within the store, another armed citizen, who had arrived and was in the parking lot of the store decided to intervene on the scene and take matters into their own hands.
Details are still sketchy, but what the aftermath gives us a glimpse of is the good Samaritan came upon the bloody scene and pulled their gun at the robber, firing shots at him.
At least one of these shots struck the criminal true and caused him to attempt an escape from the scene on foot, unfortunately for him, Aurora police were hot on his trail and he was quickly found in the area of South Joliet Street and East Garden Drive.
The suspect was then taken to the hospital for their wounds suffered, but following their stay will be heading to jail for their actions.
As for the store owner who was the victim of this heinous, she is expected to recover fully from her injuries.
Again we see another case of an armed citizen not only stopping a crime but perhaps saving a life with the same tool being vilified in our society so easily these days.
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