Ride Share Driver Pulled Gun On Boystown Couple, Cops Say

A ride share driver is facing charges after she allegedly pulled a handgun on two passengers during an argument in the 400 block of West Melrose early Friday.

A Boystown couple took a picture of the driver with her gun and called police at 2:03 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said.

Cops caught up with the car at Addison and Broadway moments later.

25-year-old Jaleesa Rance of Aurora is charged with two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon on a public street. A handgun was recovered from her vehicle, according to police.

Rance was identified by the two men, ages 31 and 26, police said.

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