A Southwest Side man was ordered held on $100,000 bond Monday for allegedly storing a gun between two mattresses that accidentally went off and wounded a 4-year-old girl jumping on the bed.
Jarquise Upton, 21, of the 6400 block of South Artesian Avenue, was charged Sunday with one count of felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, misdemeanor possession of ammunition and theft of lost or mislaid property, police said.
As commenter Greg predicted, the owner of this gun was indeed a disqualified person. I don't think I ever doubted that in cases like this justice is usually done. Black guys who have criminal records and do something wrong with a gun do pay the price. It's the others I'm concerned with. The "lawful" gun owners who have "accidents" and get away scott free, those fat white men.
In this case, it looks like justice will be served and thank goodness the little girl was not seriously hurt.
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