Concealed carry holder flips the script during attempted carjacking, shoots suspect and accomplice
Darick Benson, 20, was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and discharging a firearm during an armed robbery
A quick-thinking concealed carry holder in Chicago flipped the script during an attempted carjacking earlier this month, evading serious injury while shooting the carjacker, who was already on probation for a previous carjacking, and his alleged accomplice, according to a report.
An adult suspect — later identified as 20-year-old Darick Benson — and a juvenile female both suffered a gunshot injury after they unsuccessfully attempted to rob a rideshare driver, who was not identified, according to CWB Chicago.
According to court documents, the rideshare driver picked up Benson and the female in his SUV from the 1500 block of South Millard just after midnight on Aug. 12. Both passengers entered the backseat. Moments later, the situation turned violent as Benson, who was already on probation for a carjacking case late last year, allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it to the back of the driver’s head.
Darick Benson was charged with two felonies after he and an alleged accomplice attempted to rob a licensed gun owner in Chicago. Both suspects were shot during the incident.