LOGAN SQUARE — The man found shot to death in Logan Square early Sunday was released from prison last year after an alleged shootout with an Uber driver in 2015, records show.
The homicide victim was identified as Everardo Custodio, 26, of the 2900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Officers discovered Custodio just after 2 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of West Diversey Avenue with gunshot wounds to the chest, chin and arm, according to Chicago Police.
Custodio was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:33 a.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said an investigation is ongoing, adding, “There are currently no witnesses to this incident.”
Custodio was found in the Foodsmart parking lot at 3415 W. Diversey Ave., according to ABC7. The market shares the lot with an adjoining 24-hour laundromat and a Dunkin’ Donuts-Baskin Robbins hybrid.
The manager of the Foodsmart and the laundromat, which are connected, declined to be interviewed.
Neighbors of Custodio said he hadn’t lived in the 2900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue for a few years. His family sold their home in 2016, according to Cook County property records. The home is now being converted into “renovated units” by developer Direct Access Real Estate Systems, according to a sign in the front lawn.
None of the neighbors interviewed by Block Club knew Custodio well, but they were all saddened to hear of his passing.
“It breaks my heart. People are dying and there’s no need for that. None whatsoever,” said neighbor Hydrith Senase, 58. Senase has lived in a building next to the Custodio family’s former home for about three years.
Attempts to reach family members of Custodio were not successful Monday.
According to records provided by the Medical Examiner’s office and the police, Custodio was shot by an Uber driver carrying a concealed carry license in April 2015.
The Uber driver was in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when a group of people walked in front of his car, according to reports.
Custodio then allegedly opened fire on the crowd, prompting the Uber driver to pull out his handgun and shoot Custodio six times.
Custodio suffered from gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.
No charged were filed against the Uber driver, a 47-year-old resident of Little Italy. The driver provided police with a valid concealed carry permit and a firearm owner’s identification card.
Custodio was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges and denied bond in the case. Custodio had been out on parole since last September, records show.
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