Homeless man charged with firing gun in Millenium Park — simply to verify it labored

Todd Seng | CPD

A homeless man is dealing with felony fees after he discovered a gun and determined to fireside close to the Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park — simply to verify it labored, prosecutors mentioned.

Police responded to a name of photographs fired on the 300 block of East Randolph round 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and met with a witness who pointed officers towards a person down the road who shot the gun, in keeping with prosecutors.

Cops approached the person, 46-year-old Todd Seng, and allegedly discovered a loaded handgun in his pants pocket throughout a pat-down search. Seng instructed cops he discovered the gun a couple of week in the past.

He mentioned he wished to see if it labored, so he shot it “right into a mountain” at Millennium Park to verify no one obtained harm, an assistant state’s lawyer mentioned throughout Seng’s bond courtroom look Wednesday. 

Decide David Navarro set bail for Seng at $2,000. As of Thursday morning, Seng remained jailed as a result of he can’t pay the obligatory $200 deposit bond. Prosecutors mentioned Seng has no prison report in Prepare dinner County. Nevertheless, he was wished final 12 months in rural Colorado for theft, in keeping with on-line information.

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