The Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman in Chicago last Friday will not be charged, Chicago Tribune reports.
The driver fired six shots from a handgun at 22-year old Everardo Custodio when the latter started firing at a group of people walking in front of the driver in Logan Square on Friday, according to the police report.
Custodio was wounded and lying on the ground when the responding officers arrived. No other injury was reported, said Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn in court on Sunday.
The driver, a 47-year-old resident of Little Italy, who had a concealed-carry permit acted in the defense of himself and others, said Quinn. No charges will be filed against him.
Custodio sustained gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back and was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital, police said. He was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges and was denied bond during the Sunday court hearing.
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The election is eight months away, but President Donald Trump is already crying foul.
Bloomberg News wrote Sunday that Trump is already working to undermine the American electoral process by attacking the Democratic presidential primary.
"Indeed, his campaign, with the full support of the Republican Party, is already waging a vigorous crusade to destroy his opposition. No, it's not Joe Biden, who inspired Trump's shakedown of Ukraine. Trump's gunning for bigger game: democracy itself," wrote Francis Wilkinson for Bloomberg.
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“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” wrote the former Justice Department attorneys in their Sunday letter. “It is even more outrageous for the Attorney General to intervene as he did here — after the President publicly condemned the sentencing recommendation that line prosecutors had already filed in court.”
Trump campaign forced to delete #Daytona500 Air Force One photo because it was from 15 years ago
Another oops moment happened for President Donald Trump's campaign manager stole George W. Bush's photo from the Daytona 500 in 2004.
Tweeting Sunday, Brad Parscale proclaimed, "[email protected] won the #Daytona500 before the race even started."
Except, it wasn't him. As many people pointed out, the image was from 16 years ago by photographer Jonathan Ferrey, CNN reported. Parscale was forced to delete it and tweet it out again with an underwhelming photo.