Man faces cost after Chicago road fury taking pictures wounds boy | Illinois Information
CHICAGO (AP) – A man was charged with the illegal use of a firearm by a felon in connection with a shootout that seriously injured a 21-month-old boy who drove with him in a car on Chicago’s famous Lake Shore Drive said Thursday.
Jushawn Brown, 43, of Chicago, shot another vehicle at around 11 am Tuesday “during a traffic incident” and was arrested later that day, police said the boy was shot dead in the temple.
It was not immediately known whether Brown had a lawyer to comment on.
No further arrests were reported. Chicago police spokeswoman Karie James said Thursday that police are still looking for the driver of the second vehicle, but they have not released any further information about the person.
The wounded boy was in Critical Condition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital Thursday, where he was on a ventilator and in medically-induced coma to protect his brain, said Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, deputy chief physician and medical director of the hospital opened his pediatric intensive care unit.
Malakooti said in a statement released by the hospital Thursday, identifying the boy as Kayden Swann, that Wednesday night doctors “successfully managed to lift some of the sedation medication Kayden uses to protect his brain.”
“We’re happy to see Kayden recovering as he’s showing some return in brain activity. While it is still very early to make a meaningful prediction of his full recovery, we are optimistic about the clinical signs we are seeing, “Malakooti said in the statement.
Tuesday’s shooting took place just hours after seven people were shot and wounded Monday night in a fight remembered during one of the most violent years for Chicago.
Shooting Tuesday took place near Grant Park on the south side of town. Police said one driver would not let the other into one lane. Police recovered cartridge cases from a two-block stretch of the roadway.
A woman jumped out of the car with the child and someone drove her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital before the boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Brown was due to appear in Bond Court on Thursday.
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