The Uber driver pulled out his own handgun and fired six shots, hitting Custodio in the shin, thigh and lower back. Responding officers found Custodio bleeding on the sidewalk. No one else was hurt in the shooting.
Custodio was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries. He was charged with with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon. The Uber driver will not face charges, as his CCW permit is current and he was acting in self-defense and in defense of others, police told the Tribune.
Uber policy restricts their drivers from carrying a weapon except where it is allowed by state law.