Chicago Concealed Carrier Stops Gunman Shooting Into Crowd

Uber driver saves bystanders

Illinois Concealed Carry Rally / AP
April 20, 2015

A Chicago man was able to shoot another man who had opened fire on a crowd of people in the city's Logan Square neighborhood on Friday night. The man who ended the shooting was in the area dropping off a customer from his Uber as the perpetrator began firing. Chicago officials said they will not be charging the Uber driver with any crimes since he was legally licensed to carry a firearm, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.

The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records.  Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.

Nobody else was injured in the exchange. While the Uber driver won't face charges the gunman, Everado Custodio, will be charged, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Custodio suffered wounds to his shin, knee and lower back and was still in Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Sunday, when Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas refused to grant bail on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.