Park Manor, IL—Who knows what thugs are thinking whey they decide to drive by their enemies and shoot at them?
We’d wager they aren’t thinking very much at all, and this case illustrates the sad point.
Matthew Gibson, 26, was killed after he was shot by his own passenger on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
Gibson was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after a drive-by shooting in the South Side.
Gibson was allegedly shot by his own passenger, Jake Lee, 27, of Engelwood.
Prosecutors said that Gibson was driving a vehicle with Jake Lee in it around 5:40 in the morning near the first block of West 71st st.
Their vehicle pulled alongside a white SUV that was waiting to turn left.
Lee, seated in the passenger seat, began to fire across Gibson’s body with a .40 caliber handgun.
That’s when police say he accidentally shot his own driver in the head.
Gibson was able to drive himself more than two miles after being shot in the head but was listed as brain dead by the hospital on Monday.
A 22-year-old man in the white SUV was also wounded, and police say that surveillance footage doesn’t show any shots coming from the white SUV.
Jake Lee will face a murder charge for the death of his friend. Police records say that he was paroled on April 21st after spending 8 years in prison for aggravated battery with a handgun.
Thugs like these are already notoriously bad shots…why would you think adding a moving vehicle to the job would make it easier? But shooting from a moving vehicle across the body of your own friend?
We’ve heard all kinds of stupid, but this takes the cake.