Truck Driver Shoots Sledgehammer Wielding Robber

A truck driver making deliveries in the Chicago neighborhood of the Little Village came under attack from a man wielding a sledgehammer.

The would-be robber struck the truck driver as he was carrying a bag for a morning delivery, reported DNA Info. According to an FBI news release, the truck driver grabbed for his gun and immediately shot his attacker.

After being shot, he immediately fled the scene and was arrested at a nearby intersection. He’s currently being hospitalized at Mount Sinai and is in critical condition, the FBI said he’s suffering from “life-altering” wounds.

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