Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Have You Ever Been Shot?"—Paroled Again And Again And Again, Man Now Charged With Blue Line Robbery


Since 1993, he’s been to prison for, among other things, attempted murder, armed robbery, narcotics (twice), and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

He received a 25-year-sentenced for trying to shoot a city worker in 1999, which should’ve been enough to keep him in prison until 2024.

But, he got paroled. And he almost immediately got sentenced to a new 6-year term for narcotics. He got released again in October. And now he’s charged with robbing a man on the Blue Line.

Say “hello” to Donnie Ray Fisher, everybody.

Police say that around 2 o’clock on Sunday morning, Fisher sat down next to a man on the Blue Line near Damen.

With his left hand concealed in his jacket pocket, Fisher offered some idle conversation:

“Have you ever been shot?”

When the 24-year-old Streeterville resident didn’t respond, Fisher continued.

“Can you imagine the pain?”

Standing up, Fisher leaned on the man with his forearm, according to the police account.

“Don’t do it. Don’t do it,” he warned, grabbing away the man’s cellphone and then jumping off at the Damen station.

The victim followed him and reported the robbery to a station attendant.

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Cops say they found Fisher nearby with not one, not two, not three, but four phones in his pocket.

Fisher claimed that he owned three of them and that he had just “found” the fourth at the Damen stop. The fourth one, of course, belonged to the Streeterville man.

Cops say Fisher is a New Breed gang member. His bail’s set at $200,000.

According to state records, Fisher has received the following prison sentences:
• 6 years for manufacture-delivery of cocaine in 2013
• 25 years for aggravated discharge of a firearm in 1999
• 5 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 1999
• 4 years for violating the controlled substances act in 1993
• 10 years for attempted murder in 1993
• 10 years for armed robbery in 1993
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