Storeowner Faces Trial For Shooting At Thief

A south suburban storeowner faces felony charges after firing at a thief outside his store

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Monday, Jun 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:42 AM CDT
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A storeowner fired three shots at an intruder and now faces felony charges.

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A suburban storeowner faces felony charges for firing at a thief trying to rob his store.

Dawoud “David” Zoubeidi is expected to appear in court in August for charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he fired three shots at a thief who stole leather jackets from his south suburban store in 2010, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Zoubeidi fired his .40-caliber pistol at the armed intruder outside of store, located across the street from an elementary school, but missed, the Sun-times reported.

The Connection Wear, opened in 2005, experienced 10 break-ins and three armed robberies since it opened and Zoubeidi reportedly closed the shop on Sibley Boulevard in Calumet City because of the dangerous conditions of the neighborhood.

Although Zoubeidi was convicted of a misdemeanor gun charge in 2009 for accidentally shooting himself, he and his attorney reportedly claim the registered gun-user was justified in his actions to defend himself, according to the Sun-Times.

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