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Man Shot And Killed By His Own Passenger During Drive-By Shooting

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Man Shot And Killed By His Own Passenger During Drive-By Shooting

A Chicago man has died after he was accidentally shot by his passenger during a failed drive-by shooting earlier this week.

FOX 32 Chicago reports 26-year-old Matthew Gibson was driving next to a white SUV waited for the driver to make a left turn around 5:40 am on July 21 in Park Manor. While the vehicle was turning, Gibson’s passenger, Jake Lee, opened fire with a .40-caliber handgun. Lee,27, accidentally shot Gibson in the head during the shooting but Gibson managed to flee from the scene and drive two miles to South Marshfield. Police reported a 22-year-old male was also wounded in the incident.

Gibson was pronounced brain dead Monday at Christ Medical Center but was kept alive so his organs could be donated.

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Lee was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and is facing a murder charge. Cook County prosecutors also stated that he was denied bail during his hearing on Tuesday. He recently went on parole in April after serving an eight-year sentence for a 2011 conviction for aggravated battery with a handgun.

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