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Uber Driver Shoots Logan Square Gunman

By Danette Chavez in News on Apr 20, 2015 3:50PM

(Everardo Custodio./ Photo courtesy Cook County Sheriff's office)
An Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman after he allegedly fired into a crowd in Logan Square late Friday night had a concealed carry permit and is not facing any charges at this time.

Authorities say that last Friday, April 17 at 11:50 p.m., 22-year-old Everardo Custodio fired a gun at a group of people in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Ave. The 47-year-old Uber driver, whose car was parked nearby after having dropped off a passenger, saw what was happening and took action. He pulled his own firearm and shot at Custodio, striking him six times. No one else was injured during the incident.

A police patrol in the area heard the gunshots and arrived on the scene to find Custodio bleeding on the ground with a handgun nearby. The Uber driver was on site to provide police with documentation of gun ownership and his concealed carry permit. He is not facing any charges, as his actions were deemed "in the defense of himself and others." An Uber spokeswoman told the Chicago Sun-Times that the company plans to interview the driver and his passenger, but would not comment otherwise.

Custodio suffered wounds to his knee, shin and lower back and remains hospitalized. A Cook County judge would not grant him bail on the charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.