Listen to "Reality Check with Ben Swann" on Spreaker.

Concealed Carrying Chicago Uber Driver Defends Group Of Pedestrians Against Wild Gunman

Must Read

“Masks Make Us Slaves” Massive Protests in Germany Over C0VlD Lockdown

Massive protests in Berlin, Germany over the weekend as reports of 10's of thousands up to possibly a million...

Investigation: C0VlD Positive Results for People Who Were Never Given Tests?

Hundreds of people across the United States have been complaining that they are receiving calls from clinics and medical...

New CDC and WHO Study Proves “No Evidence” Face Masks Prevent Virus

FB's so called “fact checkers” have struck again, claiming that my report on the science that proves that wearing...

By Chuck Ross

An Uber driver in Chicago with a concealed carry license defended himself and a group of pedestrians against a man who opened fire on a crowded street Friday night, a state attorney said in court on Sunday.

Assistant State Attorney Barry Quinn said that 22-year-old Everardo Custodio began shooting at a group of pedestrians shortly before midnight Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

- Newsletter -

The group was passing in front of a vehicle occupied by an unnamed 47-year-old Uber driver.

The driver, who has a state-issued firearm owner’s identification card, pulled out a shotgun and fired six times, hitting Custodio in the shin, knee and lower back, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police responded quickly and found Custodio lying in the middle of the street. The Uber driver stayed on the scene and provided a statement to police.

The driver does not face charges as, according to Quinn, he “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others.”

Custodio’s gun was recovered at the scene. He is still in the hospital and faces charges of aggravated assault and unlawful weapons charges.

A spokeswoman for Uber told the Sun-Times that the driver had just dropped off a passenger when Custodio began shooting. The company plans to interview the driver and his passenger. His Uber profile is still active.

Had Friday’s incident occurred just a little more than a year ago, the Uber driver would likely face weapons charges of his own. Illinois was the last state in the U.S. to legalize the concealed carry of firearms. A law allowing concealed carry was passed in July 2013, but the state did not begin issuing licenses until February 2014.

Many gun control activists feared that legalizing the concealed carry of guns would lead to increased crime. Those fears have failed to come to fruition, both across the U.S. and Illinois. Gun rights advocates argue that expanded concealed carry is associated with lower crime rates and that very few crimes are committed by concealed carriers.

Follow Chuck on Twitter

- Advertisement -

Featrued Sponsors

Unstoppable Domains

Uncensorable blockchain domains. Every domain purchase supports Ben Swann and Truth in Media

Holland Center

Holland Center is a day treatment program and medical clinic for children with autism.

Pure VPN

Military grade privacy on all devices.
- Advertisement -

Latest News

video

“Masks Make Us Slaves” Massive Protests in Germany Over C0VlD Lockdown

Massive protests in Berlin, Germany over the weekend as reports of 10's of thousands up to possibly a million...
video

Investigation: C0VlD Positive Results for People Who Were Never Given Tests?

Hundreds of people across the United States have been complaining that they are receiving calls from clinics and medical offices claiming that they have...
video

New CDC and WHO Study Proves “No Evidence” Face Masks Prevent Virus

FB's so called “fact checkers” have struck again, claiming that my report on the science that proves that wearing face masks, especially in non-medical...

ISE Media Is Now Live

The Isegoria team is thrilled to announce that we have launched the beta version of ISE Media, the media platform of Isegoria. In our first phase, ISE Media will be streaming original content produced by Ben as well as other exciting content partners that we will be announcing soon.
video

Truth In Media with Ben Swann, Episode 37: Why Face Masks Don’t Work, According To Science

There is so much debate over whether or not we should be wearing masks in order to fight C0VlD, but multiple scientific studies over the past decade have already settled this question.
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This