CHICAGO -– (WGN) -- A 43-year-old man was killed after intervening in an armed robbery on the Far South Side Saturday night, fatally shooting an 18-year-old suspect in the process.
Derrick Gholston was selling jerk chicken from his food truck, residents say, as it sat parked outside Crispy Cuts Barbershop in Roseland Saturday night.
According to police, two men approached Gholston around 7:15 p.m. and presented a gun, demanding his property. He complied.
The masked suspects then entered the barbershop, announced a robbery, and shot a 51-year-old man inside the business. That's when police say Gholston, a concealed carry holder, entered the barbershop and engaged in a shootout with the suspects.
Gholston and one of the suspects, later identified as Carlos Smith, were both shot. The second suspect fled the scene, and is still at large.
Gholston and Smith were taken to Christ Memorial Hospital, where they were later declared dead. The other man wounded inside the barbershop was taken Stroger Hospital and treated for gunshots to the leg.