Man Saved By Ready Access to Firearm

It’s good to see an attempted crime end in this fashion.

Some Granite City residents are still in shock after police say a man sitting in his car in the 2500 block of Revere’s Route Early Friday morning was approached by an armed robber.

The victim was dropping off a friend after work when the suspect attempted to rob him. He was able to defend himself by firing his concealed weapon at the robber. Detectives say the victim’s action saved his life.

The suspect was stopped in his tracks. The suspect is now hospitalized.

Officials haven’t said what charges the suspect may be facing. The conceal carry permit holder is not currently facing charges.