Man dies in “drive-by gone bad” after his own passenger accidentally shoots him

A man who planned a drive-by has died after his own partner shot him while aiming at the target from the front passenger seat.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office  announces that 26-year-old Matthew Gibson was pronounced dead Monday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

He and his partner planned a drive-by, in which Gibson accidentally ended up being the one killed.

Gibson was driving at around 5:40 a.m. in the first block of West 71st Street when he pulled along side a white SUV that was waiting to make a left turn.

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27 year old Jake Lee, the passenger who killed him, had been sitting in the front passenger seat aiming at the car that was on Gibson’s side. Lee then shot Gibson in the head in trying to shoot past him.

Gibson was still able to drive more than two miles to the 6700 block of South Marshfield even with a gunshot wound to the head.

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A 22 year old man was wounded in the shooting.

Gibson was brain-dead, but kept on life support so that his organs could be donated.

Lee has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, and according to prosecutors he’s expected to face a murder count.

According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Lee was just paroled on April 11th 2019 after serving 8 years for aggravated battery with a handgun.



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