WOMAN BRINGS LOADED GUN TO DALEY CENTER
Monday, July 8, 2013
—Cook County Sheriff’s deputies took an Indiana woman into custody Friday morning when she tried to enter the Daley Center with a loaded gun, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
Ana Claudia Gomez, 38, was in Chicago to help her father with issues regarding an eviction. Sheriff’s deputies discovered a semi-automatic 9mm handgun in her purse during the security screening on the first floor of the Daley Center. The gun was loaded with seven bullets, three of which were hollow-point.
Gomez has a license to carry in Indiana and told officers she forgot the gun was in her purse.
She was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Gomez appeared in bond court Saturday, where her bond was set at $25,000. She is currently out on bail.
Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.