A suspected shooter in the Near North Side mass shooting was wanted on warrant for earlier firearms charges


CHICAGO (SCS) — The man in custody for a mass shooting on the Near North Side has a criminal record and was wanted on an arrest warrant at the time of the shooting.

Charges are pending against the 21-year-old suspect Friday night. CBS 2 does not identify him because he has not yet been charged, but the police knew everything about him.

A warrant had been issued for his arrest on January 4 this year on previous firearms charges. According to court records, he did not appear in court on four counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said the shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. near Chicago Avenue and State Street outside a McDonald’s restaurant and a CTA Red Line station.

Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown said there were reports of an earlier argument between two groups in the 800 block of North State Street. The video shows officers breaking up physical altercations between the groups.

About 30 minutes after this previous confrontation, the two groups returned to the scene and someone from one group began shooting at the second group. Two people were killed – seven of whom were injured.

Anthony Allen, 31, died at Stroger Hospital about an hour after the shooting. He was shot in the lower back, officials said. A second deceased man has not been identified. He died at Northwestern Hospital on Thursday evening after being shot in the chest. Surviving victims include a 46-year-old woman, who was shot in the leg, and six men, aged 17 to 31.

Brown said after shooting a group outside the Chicago-State Red Line station – the suspect fled and officers chased him to the CTA Red Line platform. The group followed the shooter into the red line tunnel. Police said officers captured the shooter and recovered the weapon.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke about the alleged gunman on Friday afternoon, as well as the bleak future he now faces.

“I think of the young man who shot last night, who is now in police custody, whose life now takes a completely different trajectory; because, in a moment of stupidity and haste, he settled a verbal altercation with a gun,” she said. .


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