Store manager with a gun shoots and kills robber with a gun, Chicago police say

A store manager shot and killed a robber who tried to target an auto parts outlet in Chicago on Saturday, police said in a statement to FOX 32 Chicago.

Police said the robber walked into the O'Reilly Auto Parts store at 91st and South Stony Island in Calumet Heights around 2:30 p.m. He was carrying a gun, police said.


The store manager has a FOID (firearms owner identification card) and was also carrying a gun, police said in a statement to FOX 32 Chicago. He shot the robber.

The robber was initially hospitalized in critical condition and later died.

Inside the store’s vestibule were multiple bullet holes and shattered glass panels. A gun was visible on the ground near the entrance. 

The robber's name is not known. Police described him as 30 to 40-years-old.

Fisher Hughes said he's lived in the community five years and has met the store manager many times. Hughes described him as a "nice guy and Christian," and as someone who was known to play gospel music inside the business.

This story has been updated from a previous version. Police initially told FOX 32 Chicago that the store manager had a concealed carry license. They later clarified that the manager has a FOID.