A concealed carry holder opened fire on a man who approached him “in an aggressive manner” Wednesday evening in Avondale, police said. But the other man, who was not struck by any bullets, never displayed a gun.
CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said a 37-year-old man was in an alley on the 2900 block of West Belmont around 5:20 p.m. when the other man walked up while reaching into his pockets. The first man, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun, fired several rounds because he thought the stranger had a gun, she said.
Initial information from the scene indicated that the concealed carry holder thought the other man was trying to take a catalytic converter from a vehicle, but police did not confirm that any theft was attempted.
The stranger ran eastbound, got into a white Ford F-150 truck, and sped away.
Bartoli said the concealed carry holder was not injured.
Area Five detectives are investigating.