An Illinois apartment maintenance worker who was shot during an attempted robbery Tuesday reportedly turned the tables by wrestling the gun away and shooting his attacker.
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Waukegan police officers responded around 10:45 a.m. to Beechwood at the Preserve Apartments in the 3000 block of 8th Street after a report of a shooting, the Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported.
Arriving officers learned that two individuals had been shot, the outlet said.
Authorities found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his thigh in an apartment, the outlet noted, citing a police report. An officer applied a tourniquet to the teen’s leg before paramedics arrived, the outlet reported.
Authorities also found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his thigh on the ground by a dumpster, the outlet said, citing the police report. An officer provided first aid to him before paramedics arrived, the outlet added.
The 20-year-old man — who was working maintenance for the apartment building — told officers that the 17-year-old male tried to rob him with a gun, but he fought the teen, the outlet said, citing the police report.
The maintenance worker was able to gain control of the gun and shot the suspect with it, the…