He was charged for possessing a gun without a current FOID.
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Only in Illinois (well maybe California, New York and New Jersey as well) could the victim in a home invasion end up being charged with a crime.
However, that is exactly what happened when a Chicago, Illinois man used a firearm to defend himself and his 18 year old daughter.
According to The Chicago Tribune,
The 44-year-old homeowner was sleeping when his frightened 18-year-old daughter woke him up, then told him that she heard noises and thought someone was breaking into the apartment behind theirs, according to a police report.
He did not see anyone at first, so he returned to his bedroom to get his gun. When he went back to the rear apartment, he saw two intruders “charging towards” him so he shot at them, according to the report.