Did Ya Hear The “Joke” About Shooting A Woman At Montrose Beach?

An Uptown man pointed a look-alike handgun at a woman near Montrose Beach and pulled the trigger, causing the woman to think that she was going to be shot, prosecutors said.

Tucker | Chicago Police Dept

Christopher Tucker, 32, was arrested around 7 p.m. on July 14 in the 4400 block of North Simmonds Drive.

A 29-year-old woman told police that Tucker pointed the black gun at her, said “Chicago is a dangerous place,” and then pulled the trigger, according to court records.

On the way to the police station, Tucker allegedly told officers that “it was just a water gun. I was only joking.”

He’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a replica firearm.

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