Suspect at large
information provided by the Lansing Police Department
LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – On August 18, 2019, at approximately 10:33am, the Lansing Police Department responded to the Auto Zone, located at 18307 Torrence Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim outside the business with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim, age 58, was treated by Lansing Paramedics and transported to Munster Community Hospital for treatment. The victim was ultimately treated and released from the hospital that same day.
The investigation revealed that an African American male subject entered the store and displayed a handgun. After taking an undetermined amount of money, the offender fled on foot. The male victim exited the store, in an attempt to obtain the offending vehicle information, and was subsequently shot by the offender.
The offender is described as an African America male, 5’08”- 5’11” with a thin build. He was last seen leaving the area in a black SUV.
If anyone has additional information concerning this event, they are asked to contact the Lansing Police Department at 708-895-7150.
The Lansing Police Department is located at 2710 E 170th Street in Lansing, Illinois.