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Uber driver shot man who fired at pedestrians: Prosecutors

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CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit shot a 22-year-old man who opened fire on a group of pedestrians in Chicago.

Court records say the man shot at people walking in front of the driver’s vehicle Friday night in the Logan Square neighborhood. The driver then grabbed his own weapon and fired six rounds at the man, striking him multiple times. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn says the driver, who has a firearm owner’s identification card, acted in self-defense and the defense of others.

The man was ordered held without bail Sunday. He’s facing charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.

Police say the driver hasn’t been charged.

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Bullitt County Animal Shelter director indefinitely suspended after video surfaces

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Bullitt County official has been taken off the job over accusations that he made racist and sexist remarks, as well as claims that he mistreated employees, and the animals he was supposed to care for.

WDRB’s Valerie Chinn uncovered the video that led to the suspension. An undercover camera captured Bullitt County Animal Shelter director and animal control officer Jimmy Miller’s comments — and just hours after we showed the video to officials, he was on indefinite suspension.

Below is a brief transcript of one of the comments in the video that led to the suspension. The conversation took place between Miller and an employee.

MILLER: I thought I’ve seen [EXPLETIVE] Knox’s car riding around with no sign on it.

EMPLOYEE: Really?

MILLER: Yep, pretty sure it was he...

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