Ex-Employee Shoots Man, Restrains Employees During Armed Robbery Inside Popular Downtown Chicago Restaurant

A man was shot and several employees restrained during an armed robbery by an ex-employee inside a popular downtown Chicago restaurant late Sunday night. 

Police said at about 11:45 p.m., an armed man entered Lawry’s The Prime Rib in the 100 block of East Ontario and restrained several employees who were in a locker room at the steakhouse. 

The man, who authorities said was a former employee who knew his way around the building, took the employees’ cell phones and announced a robbery, police said. 

The victim, a 28-year-old man, interrupted the robbery, prompting the gunman to fire his weapon, according to authorities. The victim was shot in his right arm and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition. 

The suspect, described as a man between 35 and 40 years old, fled on foot but was found by police a short time later. Authorities said the man was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered. 

An investigation remained ongoing Monday morning.

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