Skip to comments.Cops: Burglar shot to death by homeowner on West Side
Posted on 02/01/2014 5:43:06 AM PST by rellimpank
A 44-year-old man on crutches fatally shot one of two intruders who came charging at him Friday morning in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, according to police.
Mario Viramontes, 31, was declared dead on the scene in 2000 block of West 21st Street at 9:22 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiners office.
Police were called to the scene about 9:10 a.m. for a burglary, and when they arrived, they found that a male offender who had been trying to commit a burglary had been shot by the homeowner, said Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
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Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.
One less democrat voter!
FTA: “During the course of the investigation, police learned the 44-year-old homeowners FOID card was expired and he was charged with one count of possessing a firearm with an expired FOID card, a misdemeanor, police said.” Unbelievable. Too bad he didn’t possess a copy of the Constitution.
We are so F*%&ed. And not one word about the other intruder.
And our one party government is going to grant amnesty. Hope they move in next door to anyone who votes for amnesty.
As soon as I saw CHICAGO , I said to myself;
“Self, if the shooter is not black, he is in deep $hit.”
Once again, my ‘racist’ thoughts are supported by facts.
The Chicago area has a huge concentration of Mexican gangs. Mexican gangs in Chicagoland dwarf all other gangs combined. Mexican gangs, and the Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated Chicago city government to an unprecedented degree.
You think the Italian/Sicilian “Mob” of the 20th century had political influence in Chicago? What influence they had — and it was considerable — pales in comparison to the influence the Mexican gangs and cartels have over Chicago and Illinois politics.
I found it interesting that the homeowner’s/victim’s/shooter’s age was mentioned 4 times in the article, while the perp’s age was mentioned once. Wonder why.
Good shooting, American.
Imagine, a man on crutches was still able to shoot down a criminal, in the disabled man’s house!
I’m curious. What is a “FOID”? We don’t have any kind of firearm ID anything in Louisiana, neither any kind of registering.
A day minus another Mexican.
FOID is Firearms owners identification card
I will stop there so as not to go on a rant.
“His precinct has just changed to the cemetery.”
Not a problem, they will just transfer his voter registration.
My lib neigibors believe that none of these stories are true — the ones where the good guys prevail by using guns. They truly believe the NRA has people sitting in a room writing fiction and then pull out one of these stories every once in a while. They really believe that!
Your neighbors believe in the easter bunny and tooth fairy too?
Why he’s only dead. That won’t keep him from voting in Chicago....
Democrat dominated Illinois requires its honest citizens to apply & pay for a card [FOID] before buying ammo or firearms. The card has expiration dates, so honest citizens can be arrested if they fail to renew it, even for mere possession years after the purchase.
This is infringement as legal ownership and use of firearms is our constitutional and natural right.
Well, the cops had to arrest and charge somebody, didn't they?
“FOID is Firearms owners identification card
I will stop there so as not to go on a rant.”
I thank you for the explanation, ‘non-rant’ excused.
Plus, I bet he gets denied a FOID after his misdemeanor conviction.
And you might apply for renewal 60 days in advance and wait six months, in which case you hold your guns ‘illegally’for 4 months.
Firearms Owners IDentification card. Those of us who are stuck living in this shithole called Illinois need to have one to buy firearms or ammunition.
I'm frankly shocked the police didn't arrest him and charge him with something more than an expired FOID card given the incident was in Chicago and the Chief of Police in Chicago HATES the fact that their handgun ban got shot down in court (no pun intended.)
Gary McCarthy, Chicago Chief of Police has flat out said anyone conceal/carrying in Chicago risks getting shot by the Chicago PD --- presumably because they're too f'ing stupid to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
Illinois you can only be denied an FOID for a Felony, charges of Spousal abuse, assault/battery convictions and of course being a child molester (all felonies anyway, I think..)
Thank you for that very insightfful response.
The State of Illinois "lost" my renewal for two years after I'd sent my renewal application in 90 days ahead of time. I cannot tell you how many phone calls it took to the Illinois State Police downstate to straighten the matter out. I literally "got lucky" one day when I called downstate and spoke to a female State Police officer who easily found my "lost" renewal application, confirmed with me over the phone who I was, apologized profusely, and made sure I had my FOID card three days later.
Problem was, it arrived in a non-postmarked (no date) envelope and an FOID card that had been backdated to the original application date, so my FOID is only good for 8 years, not 10.
So the "upside" I guess is they made sure I wasn't a criminal for the two years they dicked me around?
On a side note, this is now why I purchase all my weapons and ammunition out of state in Michigan where we have a summer home and NO FOID required.
The only "downside" is that when I want to purchase a new handgun or rifle, I do it while we're vacationing since Michigan honors Illinois stupid 24 hour wait period for a rifle, and 3 days for a handgun.
Still, the State of IL knows only about TWO of my weapons, purchased here 22 years ago. Everything else they have no clue about. I'll keep it that way too.