CHICAGO – A 14-year-old boy who was shot while trying to rob a retired Cook County Sheriff officer last month died in the hospital from his injuries on May 4th.
CBS Chicago reported that Corey Mason, 14, of Chicago, was part of a group of three robbers that accosted the 60-year-old retired officer at gunpoint while he was walking to his vehicle just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th in the 2800 block of West 66th Street.
One woman who had just exited a bus coming home from work saw the robbery firsthand and told CBS News that the retired officer was taking his wallet and other items out of his pocket.
“The man turned to shoot at him, and the sheriff got off a couple of rounds at him, and the next thing we know, the young man was laying on the ground,” the woman told CBS Chicago on April 28th.
“He notified to us that: ‘I’m a retired sheriff. Just don’t touch anything. Leave everything alone until the police come. My wife is calling the police.’ So he did identify himself as a retired sheriff.”
Mason was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died. CBS Chicago reported police arrested the two other suspects a few blocks away.
“We are told the retired officer was distraught after the shooting, but more upset once he saw how young the kid he shot in the head was,” CBS Chicago reported.
We feel badly for this retired sheriff’s officer, who must feel terrible about what happened — even though he was in the right.
This is the second story we have run in as many weeks involving 14-year-old boys who were shot while involved in committing a crime. While the 14-year-old burglar in Indianapolis survived, this Chicago armed robber did not.
How many more gun law edicts passed from on high by the leftist administration of Mayor Lori Lightfoot would it have taken to stop this boy from committing such a serious crime?
When we see our society is degenerating to the point where even very young teens are committing serious, violent crimes, then it’s no surprise to see more and more Americans carrying a weapon to protect themselves and their families.
More so, they need to be LOUD and INVOLVED at election time. This isn’t a time for RINOs. This is a time for legislators who won’t compromise one iota on our God-given 2nd Amendment rights.