Ex-Special Forces, Brothers Disarm, Sit On Alleged Robber
By Pat CollinsAn alleged robber picked the wrong victim to rob on Monday after the victim, a former Special Forces soldier, and his brothers were able to pin him down even after the victim was shot in the face.
Police said construction workers were on the job near Crispus Attucks Park, renovating a home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Witnesses said one of the workers, a 40-year-old man, walked out of the house to his van to get some tools when he was assaulted by another man with a gun.
Witnesses said the alleged robber put the gun up to the man’s jaw and demanded money. The victim, who was a former Special Forces soldier in the Guatemalan army, made a combat move in an attempt to disarm the alleged robber, but the man was able to get off one shot, striking the victim in the face.
People nearby said two construction workers came outside and subdued the alleged robber, wresting the gun away and taking him to the ground. The two men were brothers of the victim who were also working on the job.
Police arrived on the scene and found the brothers sitting on the alleged robber. Investigators have not released the name of the alleged robber or the condition of the shooting victim.