Crime news this week includes a shooting in West Logan Square that wounded one man, and charges filed in a June murder on Belmont Avenue.
Man Shot on Armitage, in Good Condition
A 22-year-old man was shot in the 3800 block of W. Armitage Avenue on July 27, DNAinfo reports. He is reportedly in good condition after being struck once in the shoulder. The shooting took place around 1:30 p.m. near the Ames military school.
Chicago police said the man was a “documented gang member,” a term with no apparent public definition. We have previously noted that that term has been applied incorrectly.
Teen Charged in Gas Station Fight, Murder
A 17-year-old resident of the suburb of Cicero was charged with first-degree murder in the June 5 shooting death of 27-year-old Jeremy Rogers that took place just outside Logan Square at the gas station at Belmont and Pulaski, DNAinfo reports.
The teen got in a fight with Rogers at the gas station, prosecutors said, then called someone. A few minutes later, a man with his face covered appeared at the scene and shot Rogers, of the 1800 block of North Springfield Avenue. Rogers later died at the hospital.
The teen faces an adult murder charge and a bail of $800,000. Prosecutors said he identified himself at the time of the murder as a member of the Spanish Four gang.
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