Prosecutors say a person who threw a gun out of his automobile window after an alleged street rage incident within the Loop virtually obtained away with it — till he circled across the block and requested cops to offer him his gun again.
Police responded to a name of an individual with a gun in a automobile downtown round four p.m. Sunday and noticed a silver Ford Focus that matched the one described in a 911 name, in response to Assistant State’s Lawyer Franka D’Antignac.
The caller mentioned the person pointed a handgun at them throughout a street rage incident moments earlier, in response to D’Antignac.
Cops pulled the automobile over within the 100 block of North State and spoke with its driver, 36-year-old Charles Owens. They didn’t discover a gun within the automobile, in order that they despatched Owens on his approach.
A couple of moments later, cops discovered a loaded handgun on the road close by. As officers recovered the gun, Owens pulled again round, obtained out, and advised the cops that the gun belonged to him, D’Antignac mentioned.
Investigators positioned CPD surveillance digicam footage that reveals Owens throwing the gun out of his automobile, she alleged.
D’Antignac mentioned Owens, who works as a safety guard supervisor, doesn’t have a hid carry license. His Firearm Proprietor’s ID card, which is required for Illinois gun house owners, expired in August, she mentioned.
Owens has by no means been arrested earlier than, in response to his protection legal professional. He’s charged with illegal use of a weapon.
Choose John Lyke set his bail at $three,000. Owens went house by posting a $300 bond.