Chicago woman gave loaded pistol to 9-year-old as cops investigated ‘person with a gun’ call, prosecutors say

Roslyn Price | CPD

Prosecutors say a woman gave her 9-year-old son a loaded pistol after Chicago police responded to a call about a person with a gun inside a West Side clothing store.

Roslyn Price, 26, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and child endangerment.

Around 2:45 p.m. Friday, Chicago cops were called to the store in the 3900 block of West Madison after a 911 caller reported a person with a gun inside.

According to prosecutors, the officers stopped Price because she matched the description of the person who had the weapon. As police tried to pat her down, she allegedly became uncooperative and began pulling her pants down.

When the 9-year-old boy tried to help her pull her pants back up, police realized that he had a loaded gun in his pocket, prosecutors alleged. Price told police that she didn’t know how her son got the 9-millimeter.

But prosecutors said the boy’s grandmother told officers she told her, “Mom gave me the gun.”

Price’s public defender said she has two children and is working on her GED.

Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered Price to pay a $1,000 deposit toward bail to be released from custody.

Dawkins asked a prosecutor if the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was looking into the allegations, but the prosecutor said they did not have that information in court.

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