A Chicago native who protected his family by shooting and killing an intruder who entered his home has been punished in the form of a misdemeanor. Police have charged the 44-year-old, who wished to remain anonymous, with a misdemeanor for possession of a firearm with an expired Firearm Owner Identification card. The firearm was also particularly opponent for the man because he was on crutches and escaping the scene in a timely manner would have been nearly impossible for him.
The man’s 18-year-old daughter woke him up in the middle of the night after hearing the intruders enter a nearby home. He went to get his gun and saw two men charging him almost immediately after. He fired his gun and killed 31-year-old Mario Viramontes, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Two men ran away from the property afterwards and began yelling gang slogans before he and his daughter called 911.
A police report indicated that responding officers found the back door of the rear apartment had been pried with a metal shovel and found shell casings on the kitchen floor. It’s unclear whether the man will accept the misdemeanor charge against him or attempt to contest it in court under his Second Amendment rights.