Driver dies in botched drive-by shooting, passenger charged
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a participant in a botched drive-by shooting in Chicago will likely face murder charges for allegedly fatally wounding the driver of the vehicle he was shooting from.
Matthew Gibson was pronounced dead earlier this week at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Cook County prosecutors say Jake Lee, the passenger who allegedly shot the 26-year-old Gibson, is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and is facing murder charges.
Prosecutors say Gibson on Sunday pulled alongside an SUV and Lee, seated in the front passenger seat, began firing at the SUV with a handgun. During the shooting, Gibson was accidentally shot in the head.
Prosecutors said Gibson was brain dead on Monday, but was kept alive so his organs could be harvested. The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Friday ruled his death a homicide.
Lee is being held without bond. It wasn’t immediately known if he has legal representation.