CHICAGO, IL. – A man who was part of a planned drive-by shooting was shot in the head when the shooter accidentally missed and shot him, officials said.
Matthew Gibson, 26, was in the Park Manor area of Chicago on July 21, 2019, at around 5:40 a.m. when he pulled up next to a vehicle. As he slowed down, the passenger, identified as Jake Lee, 27, attempted to shoot at the other vehicle through the open window but missed and shot Gibson in his head. Gibson sped away after the shooting, driving around 2 miles before stopping the vehicle. A second man was also shot as a result of the shooting but is expected to survive his injuries.
Gibson was rushed to the hospital but lost his life on Monday, July 22, 2019. Lee who was on parole at the time of the shooting, now faces aggravated battery with a firearm charges as a result of the shooting. He is also expected to face murder charges, since Gibson’s death has been ruled as a homicide.
Lee served an 8-year sentence for aggravated battery with a handgun and was released on April 2017. He is now being held without bail.
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