Friday, January 22, 2016

More Charges For Man Accused In Wrigleyville Shootout

A grand jury has returned a 14-count indictment against Ralph Banks, the 19-year-old parolee who is accused of taking part in a wild shootout in Wrigleyville last month that saw more than 70 shots fired by various participants.

Banks (Il. Dept of Corrections)
Banks’ original charge of reckless discharge of a firearm is the least of his problems now as he faces two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm; eight counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon; 2 counts of unlawful possession of a handgun; and one count each of being a gang member in possession of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm.

His parole was revoked and Banks was sent back to Stateville Correctional Center one week after the December 13 shootout to serve the remaining balance of his previous 18-month sentence for (Wait for it!) aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

He was also found guilty of attempted murder as a juvenile, court records show.

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