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Chicago Man Shoots Own Driver in Drive-By Shooting

One Chicago criminal is back behind bars after taking part in a drive-by shooting that ended with him shooting his own driver in the head. The victim has been pronounced brain dead.
Man shot his driver from the passenger seat, during drive-by shooting 17 photos
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Jake Lee, 27, had been out a mere 3 months, on parole, when he hopped in a car with another young man and went for a ride earlier this week. They pulled up near a white SUV and Lee opened fire from the passenger seat: surveillance cameras in the area show that no one from the white SUV shot back at him, so it’s likely he was the only one with a gun, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

One of the shots hit Lee’s driver in the head but, despite the injury, he was still able to drive more than 2 more miles, to a meet. Another car pulled behind Lee’s vehicle and he took the .40-caliber handgun and dropped into the trunk. That second driver fled, but returned to scene sometime later and is believed to be cooperating with the police.

Lee initially told investigators his driver was injured by a bullet coming from the white SUV, but later admitted that “he may have gotten some shots off” and that he had tested positive for gunshot residue. Surveillance video and the damage to the inside of the car he was in shows the only shots fired came from his gun.

He is being charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, but is looking at a murder charge when his victim is taken off life support. The driver was pronounced brain dead one day after the shooting and is being kept alive for organ donation, the same publication says.

Lee was released from jail 3 months ago, after serving 8 years for aggravated battery with a handgun stemming from another shooting. He was denied bail and is due back in court next month.

 
 
 
 
 

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