Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Man, Juvenile Charged With Firing Shots In Uptown Sunday

Prosecutors today charged a 21-year-old Avalon Park man with firing a handgun at two people in Uptown on Sunday evening.

Prosecutors also charged a 16-year-old juvenile with shooting at the two victims as well as at pursuing police officers, according to a source. Police said the shots did not strike anyone.

Ogunleye | Chicago Police Dept
Samuel Ogunleye is charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, reckless discharge of a firearm, and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to court records.

Prosecutors say Ogunleye and the unnamed juvenile fired shots at two victims in the 4500 block of North Racine around 7:40 p.m. Sunday and then fled.

Ogunleye was taken into custody moments later, and police said they found a handgun near his arrest location.

A judge set his bail at $750,000.

Cops pursued the teenager on foot and police radio captured the sound of the boy firing at officers.

Ogunleye was sentenced to two years in prison in July of last year for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but the state released him within weeks after applying credit for served awaiting resolution of his case, according to state records.

He has been arrested twelve times since he turned 18 in 2014, according to Chicago Police Department records.
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  1. One of Rham's, Dart's, and Preckwinle's finest examples of "Turning is life around."

  2. Our court system comes through again. Time served & he's out to commit more crimes. Thankfully the police weren't injured. Great job CPD for taking these dirtbags off the streets. Now can we throw away the key once and for all for this Ogunleye clown & the juvenile for that matter. Disgusting.

  3. 12 arrests in3 years. Wonder when he's gonna start turning his life around. I'm sure we will find out in 6 months when he's back on the streets

  4. 12 arrests, one major gun charge, and of course he is out running around. Spin the wheel this time and , wait for it, probation? 6 months before charges dropped? time served?

  5. This guy spent mere months in jail for attacking someone with a deadly weapon. Why did the legal system believe that was enough to deter this guy from future deadly attacks? Society deserves to be protected and our justice system continually fails to do so.

  6. So attempted murder of a Peace Officer here in crooked county by a juvenile = what? The "juvenile" who under law can be tried as an adult will have whatever charges lowered to battery or simple assault and be out on the street before Christmas Only can hope he screws up and shoots himself

  7. Who do we vote for in the next election, Rahm or Toni? Screwed if we do, screwed if we don't.

  8. Nastiest tattoo job I've ever seen

  9. Ms. Foxx, love to hear what you think. How will YOU handle cases like this?

  10. Misunderstood youth. Glad citizens and officers are alright...for now. In my experience, these animals will die violently and will only stop their violence actions when they're dead. However, these are the types that will successfully shoot police before they go down and definitely more citizens.