Uber driver with concealed carry permit shoots gunman
CHICAGO — A driver for Uber in Chicago will not face charges after shooting a gunman who fired shots into a crowd of people, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago Tribune reported that authorities said the 47-year-old Uber driver had a permit to carry a firearm and only fired shots to defend himself and others.
Everardo Custodio, 22, opened fire in a crowd of people in Logan Square who were walking in front of the Uber driver’s vehicle the Chicago Tribune reported. The Uber driver then pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio. Custodio was hit several times including in the shin, thigh and lower back.
When police arrived, they found Custodio lying in the street bleeding, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was transferred to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
No other injuries were reported to the Chicago Tribune.
Custodio has been charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the Chicago Tribune.
After appearing in court Sunday, Custodio was denied bond the Chicago Tribune reported.