Uber driver charged with shooting at passengers in Rolling Meadows
An Uber driver is charged with shooting at a passenger who threw a rock that shattered the driver's moon roof this weekend in Rolling Meadows, authorities said Monday.
According to police, it all began when five people were picked up by Uber driver Marvin L. White after leaving a party just before 3 a.m. Saturday on the 3800 block of Central Road.
At some point, near the intersection of Owl Drive and Holly Lane, three of the passengers said they wanted to get out of the car. One of them, Alan Slawson, argued with the driver, according to police.
Police said Slawson threw a large rock at White's vehicle that broke the moon roof, and in retaliation, White pointed a handgun in Slawson's direction and fired. Slawson and two passengers began running, and White chased them, firing his gun once more, authorities said.
Neither shot hit anyone, and no injuries were reported.
"They were all highly intoxicated," Rolling Meadows Police Chief Dave Scanlan said of the passengers.
White, 44, of the 1400 block of Lily Cache Lane in Bolingbrook, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm. He appeared in bond court Sunday and is being held in the Cook County jail on $75,000 bail.
Police say White had an Illinois concealed carry permit, and they plan to report the shooting to the Illinois State Police.
Slawson, 20, of the 3100 block of St. James Street in Rolling Meadows, is charged with criminal damage to a vehicle. He appeared in bond court Monday and is being held in the county jail on $50,000 bail.