A 16-year-old on Monday grew to become the primary particular person to be charged with taking pictures somebody in Chicago this yr whereas awaiting trial for an additional severe felony. In 2020, no less than 37 folks have been shot or killed within the metropolis by folks out of jail awaiting trial for severe felony prices, CWB reported last week.
Prosecutors yesterday charged the teenager, Alonzo Isaac, as an grownup for allegedly taking pictures a person he lured right into a theft by providing a cellphone on the market on-line.
The sufferer, age 49, went to an condo constructing within the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove to purchase the cellphone from Isaac by way of the OfferUp app, Assistant State’s Lawyer Kevin DeBoni stated.
Isaac and the sufferer allegedly met in a hallway whereas two different juveniles stood in a close-by stairwell. When the sufferer requested to see the cellphone, Isaac pulled out a handgun and ordered him to “give all of it” to him, DeBoni stated.
The person threw $500 to $600 money on the ground after which grabbed Isaac’s gun, pulling them each to the ground, and the weapon fired, in response to DeBoni. Then, one other shot rang out, and the sufferer took the gun from Isaac, who ran out of the constructing, DeBoni continued. Surveillance video recorded Isaac, the sufferer, and the 2 different juveniles getting into and leaving the condo constructing however didn’t seize footage of the theft, he stated.
The sufferer realized he had been shot within the abdomen and referred to as 911 for assist. He gave the handgun, which had a defaced serial quantity, to cops who arrived on the scene.
A couple of minutes later, police acquired one other name of an individual shot close by. Officers went to the scene and located Isaac limping with a gunshot wound to his left thigh, DeBoni stated. Isaac’s mom dropped a rubbish bag that contained bloody garments and distinctive footwear that match the garments and footwear that have been worn by the one who robbed and shot the sufferer, in response to DeBoni.
The sufferer has been launched from a hospital the place he was handled for a single gunshot wound that missed all main organs because it handed by his stomach, DeBoni stated. The person allegedly recognized Isaac because the offender.
Isaac, a highschool sophomore, is on juvenile probation for illegal use of a weapon and has an energetic juvenile case for possession of a stolen motorized vehicle, in response to DeBoni.
On Monday, prosecutors charged Isaac with armed theft with a firearm and aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm.
“Sir, and I’m going to name you sir…as a result of you’ve gotten moved into the realm of maturity, not by age, however by actions,” Decide Charles Seashore stated after listening to the state’s allegations. “Sadly for you.”
Decide Seashore then set bail at $250,000 and ordered Isaac to go onto digital monitoring if he can publish a 10% deposit bond.