Store clerk called friend who ended up shooting and killing shoplifter

Police in Chicago are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a woman caught shoplifting at a Walgreens store in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.  Allegedly a clerk at the store had called that man for help.

Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a woman in her 30s was shoplifting at the Walgreens when the manager confronted her, according to police.  Police sources say Brad Edwards, a store clerk, called a friend for help and the friend showed up at the store with a gun, and intervened as the manager was confronting the shoplifter. The gunman then began wrestling with the woman, shot her in the head, and ran away, sources said. Witnesses say shooter claimed to be a Chicago Police Officer before he fired shots.  The woman was taken a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

CBS-2, Chicago

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