Cab Driver Charged After Shooting Other Cabbies
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CHICAGO (STMW) – A cab driver who walked into Police Headquarters Friday night and told officers he recently shot two other cabbies at a Near South Side cab depot was charged Saturday for only one of the shootings and ordered held on $450,000 bond.
Frederick Bailey, 63, of the 8700 block of South State Street, was charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said.
Bailey, a Chicago Carriage Cab driver, got into an argument with two other cabbies inside a cab depot in the 2600 block of South Wabash Avenue and shot both men and fled in a cab, police said.
Less than an hour later, Bailey walked into Police Headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. and told an employee at the front desk that he wanted to turn himself in for the shooting, police said.
A 51-year-old man was shot in the back and a 49-year-old man was shot in the arm, police said. The fire department initially said both men were hospitalized in serious condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, but police said Saturday night that both men had been upgraded to good condition.
Bailey was charged in only one of the shootings because one of the men would not cooperate with detectives, police said.
Bailey was ordered held on $450,000 bond Sunday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s website. His next scheduled court date is March 16.
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