A man died after he was accidentally shot by his own passenger in a Park Manor drive-by on the South Side on Sunday, according to FOX13.
Matthew Gibson, 26, who lived in Hegewisch on the Far South Side, was pronounced dead Monday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Jake Lee, 27, of Englewood, the alleged passenger who shot him, has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and is expected to face a murder count, according to Cook County prosecutors. Lee was refused bail during a hearing on Tuesday.
Prosecutors described Gibson’s fatal shooting as a drive-by gone bad.
Gibson was driving in the first block of West 71st Street about 5:40 a.m. when he pulled alongside a white SUV waiting to turn left, prosecutors said.
Lee, seated in the front passenger seat, started firing with a .40-caliber handgun at the SUV and accidentally shot Gibson in the head, prosecutors said.
Gibson was able to drive over two miles to South Marshfield’s 6700 blocks, even with the gunshot wound. In the shooting, a 22-year-old man was also wounded, Prosecutors said.
On Monday, Gibson was brain dead but was kept alive so his organs could be donated, prosecutors said. The surveillance video of the shooting did not appear to show shots being fired from the white SUV.
After Lee served eight years for a 2011 conviction for aggravated battery with a handgun, he was paroled on April 21, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.