A concealed carry permit holder fatally shot a 22-year-old man who allegedly tried to carjack him in downtown Chicago early Friday morning, police told WLS-TV.
A 41-year-old man told police he was in his 2015 BMW when a 2019 Volkswagen rear ended him about 3:15 a.m. in the first block of Ida B. Wells Drive, WFLD-TV reported, which is in an area known as the "Loop" — Chicago's financial and governmental hub.
Image source: WLS-TV video screenshot
The BMW driver exited his car to inspect damage, and when he went back to retrieve his cellphone, WLS said the Volkswagen driver came at him with a handgun, demanded his keys, and pushed him into the vehicle.
Both men were inside the BMW when police said the 41-year-old — a licensed concealed carry holder — got his own handgun and shot the 22-year-old in the head, WLS reported.
The 22-year-old was taken to a hospital and later died, WLS said, adding that authorities haven't released his identity.
Police are questioning the 41-year-old man, WLS noted, adding in its video report that "police are calling it a homicide investigation; they have not labelled it a carjacking" but authorities are still looking at evidence and the BMW driver's statements.