In one of the most bizarre stories you’ll read all weekend, the family of a man who “jokingly” tried to rob a bodega is complaining that the patron who shot him in the act, should face charges for doing so.
Reginald Gildersleeve went into a Chicago bodega on Halloween night wearing a mask, announced a stick up and pulled out what appeared to be a gun. An unnamed customer pulled out his gun and shot him multiple times.
Now, Gildersleeve’s son is pulling out every excuse in the book to get the vigilante in trouble. Including the fact that because Gildersleeve’s gun turned out to be a paintball gun that it was probably a Halloween prank gone wrong.
His stepson Igbinosa Oronsay said:
“Some people don’t actually know how to use guns.They go to firing ranges, but it’s not the same as a bullet going into someone’s body, it’s not the same as a bullet going into flesh. They should be able to wound first, kill next. He didn’t deserve to get shot multiple times…
…You just took a brother, you just took a father from a lot of people. Somebody’s got to answer for that,”
From the Daily Caller:
The family of a Chicago man gunned down during a robbery attempt are calling for his shooter, a concealed weapon permit-holder, to be prosecuted for the shooting. The Washington Post is helping to further that effort, suggesting the failed robbery could even be a Halloween prank gone horribly wrong.
Police say Saturday night Reginald Gildersleeve walked into the small bodega Agencia Mexicana while wearing a mask and announced a holdup, whipping out what appeared to be gun. Moments later he was gunned down by an unnamed patron. It was later discovered that Gildersleeve’s gun was a paintball gun.
Chicago police are treating the case as rather open-and-shut. Even if Gildersleeve wasn’t carrying a real gun, he was brandishing like it was, and the shooter acted accordingly.
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