A Chicago man has been charged within the taking pictures of a 22-month-old boy within the head throughout a street rage incident earlier this month, police stated Thursday.
Deandre Binion, 25, faces three counts of first-degree tried homicide and one depend of aggravated battery by discharging a firearm, Chicago Police Division Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan stated.
He was taken into police custody Tuesday. The toddler was shot within the head on April 6 as he was driving in a car together with his grandmother and her boyfriend, police stated. Binion was in a separate car.
Each vehicles have been touring on Lake Shore Drive close to Grant Park when one car would not let the opposite right into a lane.
Binion allegedly pulled out a weapon and opened hearth, with one of many bullets going by means of a rear passenger window and hanging the kid within the head. The weapon was recovered.
“She didn’t know the defendant. Like I stated, this was street rage,” Deenihan stated. “She gave us a fantastic description, so we have been capable of put him in a photograph array and she or he finally picked him out.”
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Surveillance video was used to trace Binion’s car however investigators found the automotive wasn’t registered to him., Deenihan stated.
Jushawn Brown, 43, who police stated was driving the car with the kid inside, was arrested and charged earlier this month with illegal use of a firearm by a felon in connection to the taking pictures. Deenihan stated a loaded gun was discovered within the automotive however didn’t seem to have been fired.
The kid is presently hospitalized in severe situation, officers stated. On Monday, docs stated he was respiratory on his personal and that they’re “optimistic for his continued restoration,” WGN-TV reported.
“We’re thrilled to report this superb consequence after such a severe head damage,” they stated. “He continues on a really optimistic trajectory, and I count on him to have a fantastic street forward.”