Chicago resident Quincy Cole, 27, tried to shoot a 68-year-old man in another car at a stoplight by firing through his open rear passenger window. However, instead of hitting the old man, he killed a 19-year-old backseat passenger in his own car.
Roderick James took a round from Cole’s handgun. And unlike the guys from Pulp Fiction, Mr. Cole didn’t have didn’t have the benefit of Winston Wolf to clean up his problems.
A West Side man who tried to shoot someone in another car by firing out his rear passenger window while driving managed to shoot and kill his own backseat passenger instead, prosecutors said this week.
Quincy Cole, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his passenger, 19-year-old Roderick James, on December 6, 2020.
The unfortunate backseat passenger is yet another victim of Chicago’s revolving door “justice” system. Mr. Cole was roaming the streets thanks to Illinois “affordable bail” law.
It would be unfair to make him pay thousands of dollars to spring him from jail. Or so “bail reform” advocates claim. Never mind that requiring meaningful bail discourages bad guys from committing crimes which could result in some jail time following an arrest.
Cole was on bail for a pending felony arson case at the time of the killing. CPD records show that police wanted to charge him with murder in the pending case, but prosecutors only approved arson charges.
The alleged murder of James makes Cole the 45th person to be charged with killing, trying to kill, or shooting someone in Chicago during 2020 while on felony bail…
The other driver, a 68-year-old man, told police that he saw the passenger window of Cole’s car roll down to reveal a man pointing a gun at his head, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said. He ducked and heard “multiple” bullets strike his car before Cole sped away, according to Murphy.
There’s no word as to what the senior citizen did to prompt Cole to open fire on him. Whatever the reason, it looks like Mr. Cole’s days of affordable bail release and shooting at people while in illegal possession of a firearm are coming to a close…for a few years at least.