Charges have been filed against an 18-year-old man who pointed a gun at another man, prompting the victim to shoot and critically wound himearly Tuesday in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.
The 27-year-old man was pulling his vehicle into a backyard lot shortly after 2 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Harper when 18-year-old Brian Ford, of the Englewood neighborhood, walked up and pointed a gun at him, according to Chicago Police.
The 27-year-old concealed carry permit holder, who feared “he may become a victim of a battery,” pulled out his own weapon and shot Ford in the chest, police said.
Ford was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. He has since been charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Police initially referred to the incident as an attempted robbery.
Ford’s bail was set at $50,000 on Thursday while he remained hospitalized, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Office records. His next court date was scheduled for Tuesday.