Return This Guy's Gun
No charges, closed investigation, stop being bureaucrats and give this guy his property back:
- John Hendricks recalls a split second between impulse and action before he took aim and shot Everardo Custodio just before midnight on April 17 after Custodio opened fire on a group in Logan Square.
Hendricks was not charged for shooting the 23-year-old because he had a concealed carry gun license and was determined to have acted in self-defense. But he said he was questioned for hours by detectives after the shooting and, seven months later, hasn't gotten his Springfield Armory .45 back from authorities.
We get coppers's guns back to them in short order. But this guy is waiting seven months. He's way more patient than we'd ever be, especially in the face of this behavior:
- Police have yet to return his firearm and are not returning his calls, he said.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said an investigation into the gun was ongoing and that he did not know when it would be complete.
He declined to comment on the specifics but said such investigations can include ballistic testing, trace comparison and other means of finding out if a firearm was involved in other incidents.
Yeah, that takes the first day. And computers have made so much of this pretty routine. No one thinks this guy was running around, lighting up the south side, and sticking up dope boys. Give us a fucking break. It's his gun, he did nothing wrong, return his phone calls, give him a Good Citizen certificate, maybe a box of ammo, and close the books. Stop being asshats for a political machine that doesn't love you and a 9-fingered dwarf who doesn't respect you. You serve the citizens.
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