Police responding to a road rage incident near Roscoe Village late Friday made two arrests and recovered a firearm, according to a CPD spokesperson.
A 34-year-old motorist called 911 after a man pointed a handgun at him from another car on the 3000 block of North Western around 11:30 p.m. Officers searched for the gunman’s car and spotted a white SUV near Southport and Belmont that looked like the description given by the victim.
Police pulled the vehicle over for a traffic stop and found a passenger in possession of a handgun, the spokesperson said.
Uptown resident Ajao-Salami Jicah Rakeem, 22, is charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a loaded weapon and misdemeanor counts of possessing ammunition without a Firearm Owner’s ID (FOID) card; possessing ammunition without a valid FOID and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is due in bond court on Sunday.
The vehicle’s driver, 19-year-old Johan Jean of West Ridge, was held for driving on a suspended license.
Prosecutors charged Jean with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of ammunition without a FOID on June 8, police records show. A judge released him on a recognizance bond, according to Chicago police.
One month later, prosecutors charged Jean with the manufacture-delivery of cannabis in Uptown. Another judge released him again.
The status of those cases were not immediately available.