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Man charged with pointing handgun laser at driver on South Side

Derrick Harrington | Cook County sheriff's office

A 21-year-old man has been charged with pointing a handgun with a laser at another driver early Monday on the South Side.

Derrick Harrington was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a handgun laser, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.

About 1 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s police were conducting a safety check in the 7100 block of South Indiana when a woman told them that a man pointed a handgun laser at her and her passenger, according to the statement. The woman added that the suspect was in the vehicle behind them.

Harrington refused orders to show his hands and exit the vehicle, but officers were able to extract and handcuff him, according to the sheriff’s office. A loaded .40 caliber Glock with an activated laser sight was recovered from under the driver’s seat in Harrington’s car.

Harrington possessed a valid FOID card and concealed carry license, but his permits are being processed for revocation, according to the sheriff’s office.