A retired Chicago firefighter was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with would-be carjackers Thursday afternoon in Morgan Park on the Far South Side, according to police.
About 2 p.m., the 65-year-old left the popcorn shop Lets Get Poppin’, 11758 S. Western Ave., and walked to his vehicle when a dark-colored sedan approached and four males got out, Chicago police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said in a news conference at the scene.
There was an exchange of gunfire, and the retired firefighter was struck in the abdomen, McDermott said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
The retired firefighter was identified as Dwain Williams of Longwood Manor, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Sympathies to his family and CFD family.