Saturday, October 29, 2016

Man Charged With Lakeview Triple Shooting

Smothers | Chicago Police
Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Rogers Park man with shooting three people this morning in the 2900 block of North Sheffield.

Smothers held by police. | CWBChicago Reader
Ricky Smothers is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of ammunition.

Prosecutors said they filed an additional charge of aggravated assault of a police officer because Smothers threatened the cops who chased him into an alley behind the 1000 block of West Oakdale at 2:45 a.m.

Two men and a woman, all in their 20's, suffered minor injuries from gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.

Several shell casings were found lying in the middle of Sheffield Avenue by responding officers, police said.

CWBChicago's original report on this morning's incident is available HERE.
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17 comments:

  1. Super cute. Evolution has not been good to this creature.

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  2. so was he robbing people, selling drugs, hunting rival gang members, or fulfilling a gang initiation?

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  3. So, in the previous article it says none of the 3 who were shot were happy to see the police, should we assume they were members of a rival gang?

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  4. I've gotten used to the sound of gunshots in lakeview. Not like in the south side, but the occasional pops at night sure makes me turn on the scanner and hope everyone is okay.

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    1. Edgewater still believes these are "just" 4th of July fireworks....even in January. The ignorance and denial is comical now.

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    2. Super predator?

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  5. What do we know about the victims? Was this a cell phone robbery gone bad? Gang fight?

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  6. The guy, in an act of aggression, willingly fires multiple shots into living persons. Why is he not charged with attempted murder?

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking!

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    2. Agreed. He wasn't shooting warning shots.

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    3. Lower extremities, below the waist is not attempted murder.

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    4. Yeah. That femoral artery is no big deal. Probably take 5 minutes to bleed out.

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  7. Stay out of Lakeview. Their is enough garbage in Rogers Park for you to shoot

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  8. Isolated case. Nothing here to see

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  9. Ricky used to sell drugs out of the back of the CHA buildings on Winthrop at Winona. Where several murders have taken place recently. He was also a target of a major drug sweep at Weiss Plaza in 2012.

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  10. Is John Kass writing about any of this?
    I remember he was always good writing about the real going ons int the city.

    Especially liked how he mocked a lit of the city "leaders"

    I havent lived in the city for several years, so I dont know what he's up to.

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  11. UGH, a face even a mother couldn't love

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