Chicago, Illinois – The suspects are accused of firing these firecrackers about 6 times at a man who was walking in the Wrightwood neighborhood.
The defendants were identified as David Cox, 20, and Deonte Gibson, 18. Both face $ 10,000 bail on the condition of using electronic home monitoring and are expected to return to court next week.
The prosecutors’ report indicates that the couple was walking through the Wrightwood neighborhood, in the 8100 block of South Troy Street, when one of them got out of the back seat and fired the firecracker gun about five or six times at the man from 53 years old who was walking to work, brushing his ear and hitting his side and elbow.
The alleged assailant, David Cox, 20, backed up in the car and fled, but police were already in the area after receiving reports of an armed man in a vehicle. Police detained them and seized a paintball gun, a sack of green paintballs, and two pellet guns.