Hey! Not all stories about Uber today are bad. Over the weekend, an Uber driver packing legal heat stopped a gunman in Chicago’s Logan Square. The gunman started firing into a crowd at 11:50 p.m. on Friday night when the Uber driver sprung to action and went Clint Eastwood on him. Via Chicago Tribune:
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. Friday 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. No other injuries were reported.
Custodio was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back, authorities said.
The gunman has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm. The driver will not be charged and, by my book, is a hero.
Time to make a remake of Scorsese’s Taxi Driver but starring an Uber driver?