‘We did the right thing’: Oak Forest Armory manager talks about times Ketura Wilson asked for ammo and was denied

CHICAGO (SCS) — There are new developments in this area shootout between a woman and the police in the southern suburbs of the oak forest

CBS 2 investigators learned that the woman tried to buy more ammunition the morning of the shooting. CBS 2 investigator Megan Hickey spoke exclusively to employees of the gun store.

They refused to let her buy more balls. The manager confirmed that Ketura Wilson was there on Sunday morning. She wanted a box of 9mm ammo. They come 50 rounds in a box.

The employees refused to sell them to her because of the suspicious way she was acting. It’s store policy. Eagle Sports Range in Oak Forest confirmed that Wilson arrived around 10:00 a.m.

A since-deleted Facebook Live video from a public Facebook account shows Wilson inside the store fighting with employees who tell him they don’t feel comfortable selling him ammunition due to the strange way she was acting. Ali Abdallah, manager of Eagle Sports Range, said he was proud of his employees.

“I really am. I really am. When we do something like that, we’ve been known to push the training a little bit harder. We did the right thing and hope everyone else does too.” , Abdullah said.

Then around noon, Wilson fled from the police who responded to the call of a “driver in distress”. Oak Forest Police officers attempted to take Wilson to hospital for an assessment of his mental health.

She ran from the accident to a hair salon and then to the Food 4 Less supermarket. The police said Wilson and an officer shot each other and were both hit by gunfire. Wilson is dead.

The officer is in serious but stable condition tonight. Eagle Sports Range confirmed that Wilson had a valid FOID card and was also trying to enroll in a concealed carry class when they fired her due to her behavior.

They said she was on the phone, seemed very agitated, and had sheathed her gun a few times, which also made them feel uneasy.

Illinois State Police have not said whether they were made aware of this interaction before or after the shooting. The case is still ongoing.


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