Chicago, IL – A would-be robber picked the wrong potential victim and targeted a concealed carry holder on Christmas Eve.
Police said that the suspect, Corey Haggard, walked up to his 31-year-old victim as he was leaving a store.
Haggard demanded money from the victim, and pulled out a gun, police said.
Authorities said the victim pulled out his own gun, and fatally shot Haggard in the chest.
Haggard, 37, died at Stroger Hospital on Christmas night, according to the medical examiner.
Police said the would-be victim had a valid license from Indiana to carry a concealed weapon. His name has not been released, and he is not facing any charges.
This was the second instance of a concealed carry holder preventing an attack in Chicago in the same week.
The concealed carry holder in that case also was questioned by investigators and released without being charged, police said.
There were 22 instances of civilians with legal firearms who were able to prevent attacks against themselves or others over the past month in the United States, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Two of the attacks were prevented in Chicago.
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