Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LP Man Charged After Shooting "Into The Water" At Diversey Harbor; 72 Bullet Casings Recovered, Cops Say

Karczynski said he was firing his gun "into the water" at Diversey Harbor, police say. | Google; Chicago Police

A Lincoln Park man is faces weapons and trespassing charges after he admitted to firing a gun at Diversey Harbor early Friday, police said.

Officers who responded to a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of North Sheridan Road around 3:40 a.m. saw Michael Karczynski running from the area, according to court records.

42-year-old Karczynski immediately told approaching officers that he had a gun on his left hip and he admitted to shooting the gun “into the water” at Diversey Harbor, police said.

A Ruger Vaquero .357 Magnum | Ruger
A search of Karczynski yielded a Ruger Vaquero .357 Magnum revolver, 72 spent shell casings, and 10 live rounds, police said.

The Ruger website advertises their Vaquero model as offering “original Old West single-action look, size, and feel.”

Karczynski, who lives in Lincoln Park, has a valid state Firearm Owners Identification Card but not a Concealed Carry License, according to prosecutors. He told police that he is an unarmed security officer for the School of the Art Institute.

Prosecutors charged him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and being on park grounds after hours.

Lincoln Square Man Faces Machine Gun Charges

Bulatovic | Chicago Police Dept
Meanwhile, officers who responded to a person with a gun call in Lincoln Square say they recovered a sawed-off shotgun and “an AK-47 style rifle” from an apartment in the 5200 block of North Rockwell.

A 28-year-old woman told police that a neighbor who had previously choked her, threatened to kill her, and threw rocks through her car window had once again threatened to shoot her on Thursday.

“Due to the urgency of the situation,” police forced their way into Vuksan Bulatovic’s condo where they found him sitting on his bed with a sawed-off shotgun sticking out from under the mattress, police said.  A Norinco Type 56 rifle, which is a Chinese knock-off of the famed Soviet AK-47, was also recovered, according to court filings.

A Norinco Type 56 Rifle | Wikipedia
Police said they also recovered a handgun, three rifles, four shotgun rounds, and 10 rounds of .45 caliber hollow point ammunition.

Bulatovic is charged with unlawful use of a machine gun, unlawful use of a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18-inches, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and criminal damage to property.
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18 comments:

  1. Glad to know there is an outdoor gun range at Diversey Harbor. Just don't be like this guy; pick up your casings or you'll get a littering ticket. ;)

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    1. Funnily enough, he apparently did pick up his casings. Cops found them on his person, they say.

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  2. He reloaded 12 times before police showed up?

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  3. As a security guard he clearly has a keen understanding of the law. Maybe he'll be on that new tax funded security detail in our hood. Probably just brushing up on his quick draw with his Dirty Harry magnum. As for the other maniac, holy shit that's a lot of illegal weaponry in Chicago proper. I hope this eyebrow beard toting bag of excrement has a long stint in a cement cell.

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  4. Dirty Harry had a double action .44 mag. I can guarantee you that Vaquero was not his duty weapon.

    The second guy, while he does seem somewhat maniacal, didn't have anything that would be illegal outside of Chicago/unincorporated Cook aside from the shotgun. The lack of federal charges leads me to believe the Norinco was not a true machinegun. If so, it is not uncommon in IL...just not as prevalent or ubiquitous as the AR platform rifles.

    If it was indeed only semi automatic, it would be legal in a pistol configuration due to preemption.

    If the second guy was actually behaving so violently, he should never own another gun.

    I dont know what the hell #1was thinking.

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  5. Probably just partying with that band of gypsies or junkies or whatever-the-hell-they-are that's taken up residence at the north end of the harbor. I haven't been down there since the fall, anyone know if the cold weather's chased them away, or are they still holding their hootenanny (sp)?

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  6. You don't have to pick up casings from a revolver...they stay in the gun after being fired...

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    1. Right you are. He apparently *retained* the casings. Good catch. Thank you.

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  7. I seriously doubt the Norinco was full auto.

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  8. Two more candidates for Crook county probation. To listen to Rahm yelling about he need for more gun control. Start enforcing existing laws you bozo.

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  9. 800 shooting homicides in Chicago last year, most of them unsolved but, hey, at least we're arresting a security guard firing his gun into the water.

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    1. ....as well we should.
      Any fookwit that stupid, and also acting as a 'security guard', is a double goddam danger.

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  10. The fish are grateful.

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  11. They never seem to arrest the people who actually use their guns to commit crimes.

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    1. Interesting. You should read the story above your comment. According to the allegations, there are two such arrests in this story alone.

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    2. CWB......'read the story above your comments'
      Hilarious!
      Still, I gotta say you guys are a model of restraint. Can't say I'd be able to remain as calm.

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  12. I like how both of them look like they fit the part of Crazy Loner. The first one looks like he should be in the dictionary next to the word Sleazy and the other Crazed Loner, especially with his asymmetric facial hair.

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  13. Creepy fellas, 1st guy...WTF?!...
    2nd guy... WTF?!...

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