Thursday, February 04, 2016

Man Shot At Halsted And Oakdale, Suspect In Custody

UPDATE 12:49PM: The Sun-Times reports that the victim was "critically wounded."
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One person is in custody for questioning after a 55-year-old man was shot at the corner of Halsted and Oakdale in Lakeview Thursday morning. The victim is being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his front left shoulder area.

A witness called 911 at 11:05AM to report seeing a man lying on the ground and another man walking away after one gunshot was heard.

Moments later, a second 911 call was received from a man who said he had shot an acquaintance after being attacked.

Officers took the suspected shooter, 67, into custody within five minutes on Halsted Street.

We will update this report as details are confirmed.

Image: Shooting scene from TM
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54 comments:

  1. How terrifying. This is the parking lot to my apartment complex.

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    1. Same. My boyfriend was home at the time and heard the sirens. He didn't know what happened until he saw Facebook, but he definitely wasn't expecting a shooting.

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  2. Lots of bullets flying around that area anymore. Geez, worrying about being hit by a bus or cab used to be my worst fear in the city.

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  3. WOW ! according to Tom Tunney ,if the owner of the parking lot had hired private security this would never have happened. I am sure the alderperson " will be looking into the matter" and report back on his e-mail blast - or not . . . . .

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    1. It's a tiny little parking lot. No reason for security private or otherwise.

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  4. Meanwhile the commander is on a five week vacation how nice for him

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    1. What???!!??? Tell us more on this, please.

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    2. He is not on vacation. Stop posting slander it is ignorant

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    3. The commander is on extended medical leave asshat.

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  5. What's so weird is, I took a nap. In my dreams, I was inbetween a shooting. When I woke up from my nap. This is the first story I read & I'm just a couple blocks away!

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  6. It has spread south of Belmont, out of Boystown, and into daytime, and now we are talking about shootings.

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  7. The "victim" is 55 year old thug that sells drugs on Halsted between oakdale and george. He has been terrorizing the neighborhood for years. He was recently locked up for extorting a doctor. Karma's a bitch.

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    1. I've lived on that block for 10 years, and have no idea who you are talking about. Got more info to share?

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    2. Former Lakeview residentFeb 4, 2016, 10:28:00 PM

      Exactly, anonymous! I know who the "victim" is too, and he ain't no victim. He's an ex banger piece of shit.

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    3. I agree. His absence only makes the neighborhood better.

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    4. Your comment has piqued my interest too. Can you share more info on this man?? Where does he live? What kind of drugs does he sell? What does he look like? Seems strange that he hasn't been arrested if he operates in a 2-3 block area of Halsted, selling drugs for years.

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    5. Answered my own question. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=lakeview+extort+2014+halsted

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    6. You are so right anonymous he is definitely no victim! Unfortunately my family was a victim of this man I don't even want to call him a man this scum of the earth!!! Karma is a bitch!

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    7. I don't care how bad a person he is, bullets flying can hit innocent bystanders. One more reason to stay away from the whole Lakeview / Lincoln Park area.

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    8. Bullets weren't flying. Some used a gun that was trained.

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    9. And the victim is also my dad...

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    10. @ the one

      If that's your dad who got shot—by the way, he's the "criminal" not the "victim"— then your dad tried to jack me one day and almost got shot then for it, too. He's lucky he got out of there as soon as he saw my firearm, or else you'd have been going to a funeral last year.

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  8. Help will arrive only after sales are down at Ann Sathers

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  9. Whew .. Tunney spoke, so we can now breathe a huge sigh of relief.. (Sun Times article)

    “This is not a random incident,” according to Tunney.

    When is this numbskull going to come out of his crime coma, no less now with more terrifying armed violence?

    I don't know how there aren't mass protests at City Hall every single day.

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    1. Proof that Tunneys lies and doesn't care about the neighborhood: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160205/lakeview/tunney-grilled-on-promise-for-more-cops-amid-rise-thefts-burglary-spree

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    2. '“This is not a random incident,” according to Tunney.' One of the modern perhaps calculated linguistic atrocities is the misuse/misunderstanding of the word "random". As used nowadays by authorities and the media, and even politicians, it means, "There's a good little victim - nothing to see here, move along." In this instance, Tunney is actually right. Let's hope there are more "nonrandom" incidents.

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    3. To 9:00. Organize a protest then.

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  10. DNAInfo is reporting the shooter is a 67 year old with a concealed carry license who remained on the scene and called 911. This one may be lawful self defense.

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  11. That scumbag came out of an alley on Oakdale at me last year at night and I drew my concealed carry on him right here: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9355938,-87.6486536,3a,75y,167.88h,78.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKT_4xjXiAbWzGbGwLQJ8Kw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    He turned tail and took off back down that alley. Afterwards, every time I saw him in that area and he saw me, he would vacate with a quickness. Looking for an easier target, I suppose.

    It looks like he drew the number on the concealed carry lottery one time too often and got his ticket punched.

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    1. This is why most cops are pro second amendment. I love this story and that you, a presumably good person, were able-minded to understand the predation humans are capable of and the means/desire to protect yourself. I love your story and glad you stood up for yourself.

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  12. There was a time not long ago I loved Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and the city in general. Not anymore. Between the taxes, the police shortage only getting worse, and very little to no quality of life...what's the incentive to stay?

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    1. I remember being excited to visit Chicago back in the late 80's. Tower Records, Century City Mall, a concert venue, night out clubbing, shopping, the lakefront.....then 10 years ago my job was transferred to Chicago. How nice! I changed my mind within 2 years about Chicago then left. The cost of living and prices for everything are unjustifiable.

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    2. Ah, the 80's...Showcase One, Club Victoria, Windy City Bar and Grill, Cheeks, Christopher Street...and not worrying about any of the crime besieging us now. Best time of my life! Anyone else have any remembrances of the Good Old Days???

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    3. Tripping over a bum on Halsted Street and saying aloud "Damn, I could never live here". That was the worst of the problems then.

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  13. SO two thugs involved or a concealed carry homeowner defending himself? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. For a fact it was a owner defending himself from a thug.

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  14. Violent crime is no higher here than it was 10 years ago. Still work to be done, no more "rehab housing", bring back the loitering laws, especially around the L stops. I'm actually surprised its not worse with all of the police cuts, but if Chicago wants to keep the neighborhoods full of the tax payers they are going to have to hire some more

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    1. Maybe someone more familiar can chime in but my understanding is that under the new deal made with the ACLU, loitering, being a know gang member, etc., are not valid reason for the police to talk to someone or make them stop loitering.

      If the cops do talk (just talk, not arrest) to someone they now have to spend somewhere between 30-45 minutes writing it up and then it gets reviewed by the ACLU lawyers. I bet all those lawyers live in the suburbs.

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    2. @8:24 AM
      I'm sorry my friend, but you are sadly misinformed.
      Crime, and especially violent crime is NOT the same as it was 10 years ago.
      Please get informed.
      Start here: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/
      Great reporting. Two years old. Nothing's changed.
      And shock of shocks....crime really isn't down.

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    3. Any cop self-initiating stops is an absolute fool. The ACLU is combing through all ISRs and contacting people stopped by the police asking how their experience was. Why?! To discipline, shame, sue, fire and disgrace any working officer. The real criminals still don't know how fetal the police have become but once they do, well, lookout Chicago, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Ever hear of "broken arrow?"

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  15. I think the ACLU has made it impossible to enforce loitering laws.

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    1. There are NO SUCH loitering laws on the books!

      Those have been ruled unconstitutional and a violation of civil rights!

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    2. I never made loitering stops or warnings. I have, however, dispersed gang and narcotics loiterers in hot spots. We use dispersal areas for hot spots and narcotics. Well, we used to. Such areas are defined geographically and where we have seen people with their insides on the outside laying on the street waiting for the meat wagon. A thing called retaliation usually ensues, bringing more people shot. Narcotics hot spots breed violence. Well, we don't do this work anymore. I don't want to violate any laws. Believe me, I've adjusted to not stopping violent assholes. I just wait for the radio assignment, see nothing, and do paperwork. Good work above poster/ACLU.


      How many shooting scenes have you been to?

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  16. You need to read second city cop and learn what stay fetal means........

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  17. Anyone know what really happened here? Anyone know anything about either one of these men?
    How did the fellow from the suburbs know the man he shot?

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    1. I know the whole story fact for fact but why say it on here or any social media? The story is in media and gossips gave spread..... What's the point in telling fact for fact? Everyone jumps on stories without knowing these facts and bullspit stories are out.

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    2. anon *:31 PM, so you know the "whole story" but don't want to share because of "gossips". I am not sure what you are talking about, but the comments in here have many different theories. some reasonable clarity would be nice. I'd like to know if we are dealing with drug dealers, innocent homeowner, crazy people or what. Your response seems off so not sure I would trust your read on anything, but feel free to add to the conversation so we might get a true picture of what is going on.

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    3. Call your CAPS office and get the answers you want.

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  18. I lived around there a few years back. The "victim" sounds like it was lazane Clark. He used to (and probably still does) stand on the front steps of his apartment and threaten to kill everyone that walks by. He regularly claims to be a member of the BGD and says he'll have them show up at your door to also kill you. Needless to say, he has a screw or 2 loose.

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  19. Thank you for your effort CWB. Can you please provide us updates on this case?

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    1. Chicago police on Friday morning released information that the shooter had been charged in the case. The department later apologized for the "issue" and said that the man had been released without charges.

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  20. The "victim" was Lazane Clark. Look him up. A real winner. I can't believe it took this long for someone to finally shoot him. He earned it. Pretty sure it was his landlord that shot him.

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  21. Has there been any updates on the status of the shooter or the victim?

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    1. The man who was shot died. As of yesterday, police said no charges were filed.

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