A 20-year-old East St. Louis man and his 51-year-old mother are facing charges after he waved a gun at his ex-girlfriend from his car before the mother tried to hide the weapon in her purse, police said Friday.
Harasheo Green of East St. Louis was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond for Green was set at $100,000.
Tasha Reed of East St. Louis is also facing weapons charges. Her bond was set at $25,000.
“Officers received a call from a female who said her ex-boyfriend was driving a black vehicle and was following her and had flashed a handgun at her,” East St. Louis Police Chief Jerry Simon said.
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Simon added that officers observed the vehicle pulling away from the parking lot of East St. Louis High School.
Officers stopped the vehicle and found a handgun in Green’s purse. They were informed that Green had entered the vehicle from the school, Simon said.