Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Man Charged With Firing Gun From Lincoln Park Rooftop

A 27-year-old man has been charged with firing a handgun on the roof of his Lincoln Park apartment building last weekend, a stunt that drew police resources from five districts after first responders feared that they were dealing with an "active shooter" incident.

Peter Vitale is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm.

He turned himself in to police at the Belmont and Western police station Tuesday morning after he received a phone call from an officer who told him that he was wanted in connection with the incident.

Prosecutors say Vitale and an unidentified woman went to the roof of the 15-story apartment building at 2738 N. Pine Grove around 2:30PM Sunday. There, a surveillance camera captured footage of Vitale firing a handgun and then giving the weapon to the woman who proceeded to also fire shots. Vitale took back the handgun and fired off more rounds before the two went back inside, a police report says.

Vitale is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Image: Vitale's intake photo via the Cook County Sheriff's Office
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16 comments:

  1. May not be the same amount of fun but next time drive west on north avenue to first suburb mr vitale. Plenty of legal gun ranges out there. And you won't get arrested ! Not to worry though. City proscuters drop felony gun charges all the time.

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  2. A new thing to be fearful of in Chiraq's North Side.

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  3. This douche works in sales at SPINS. Here is a photo of him with Rahm:
    http://www.spins.com/mayor-emanuel-and-spins-open-new-headquarters-in-chicago/

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    1. Maybe not working anymore well hopefully at least. This spoiled kid needs to see what happens when you do whatever you want and think there will be no reprecussions

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  4. There's a new level of stupidity for you!

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  5. Those bullets come down with about 2/3rds the velocity right out of the barrel. People have gotten killed.

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  6. "Vitale and an unidentified woman...."
    sadly, not half a brain between 'em.

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  7. Were these shots aimed at anyone or just fired in the air?

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    1. What goes up must come down. Pray you're not under it.

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  8. Pure dumbass. Fortunately no one was hurt.

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  9. Obviously this guy was wrong and could have hurt or killed someone and he should face charges. However, this also shows the need for gun ranges in Chicago.

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  10. If Vitale went to the lakefront where the old shooting range used to be and fired east, would he have been in trouble? This time of year, there are not boaters or swimmers, so he would not be endangering anyone.

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    1. The Do-Gooders took the shooting range away from us honest, hardworking Citizens, so what used to be legal fun can now get you a free ride to 26th and CAL.

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  11. Security Video (which I was personally asked to watch from the CPD) he had a beard. If you can check out his Facebook and Vine accounts you will see what I saw. He portrays himself as a doucebag. What concern's me is his FB is how proud he is of a male relative that he looks up to, but fails. The relative works at Belmont Barbershop. I hope Peter Vitale and his family are liable in paying for the thousands of dollars wasted on his act of stupidity. Also thank goodness for the Security footage in helping identify him and the female who fired from the rooftop as well. (She will be captured soon). Also, thanks goodness for the neighbor who was not afraid and called 911. With all that problems we have in Chicago and growing in our neighborhood we cannot allow this to continue here nor in the neighborhoods that find this commonplace.

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