Monday, June 26, 2017

Prosecutors: Felon Brandished Handgun After Pride Parade

Cruz (inset) is accused of brandishing a handgun as the parade crowd dispersed Sunday evening.
Police have identified the first of several people who were arrested for serious crimes during and after Sunday’s Chicago Pride Parade.

24-year-old Phillip Cruz of Elgin brandished a firearm while asking another man for his gang affiliation as crowds left Boystown around 5:30 p.m., police said.

Cruz ran when officers tried to conduct a field interview, but he was quickly captured in the 3100 block of North Broadway, a spokesman said, adding that a weapon was recovered from the scene.

Prosecutors said Cruz claimed that he was holding the gun for a girl.

Cruz is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, and resisting-obstructing arrest. His bail is set at $100,000.

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Court records show that Cruz was sentenced to prison for possessing a stolen motor vehicle in 2012.

Still pending this morning were charges against a woman who was arrested after brandishing a handgun near Oakdale and Sheffield last night and a man who robbed a woman near the Belmont Red Line station during yesterday’s parade.

CWBChicago will continue to publish updates on parade-related arrests this week.

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9 comments:

  1. He'll get another slap on the wrist and do it, or worse, again. Big thanks to the clueless and out of touch judges who put no fear into these guys with stiff sentences. And shame on the sleaze bag lawyers who plea everything down.

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    1. honest sheriff,what do you mean by "sleaze bag" lawyers? The A.S.A.'s in Cook County do the best they can given with what they work with. Teaching Chicago PD on how to do proper reports would help. The judges have their hand tied with I.D.O.C.. It's easy to blame a Judge like Luckman but you should really dig a bit deeper.

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  2. A felon in possession of a handgun....in Chicago.
    Hardly seems possible.

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  3. Interesting that on the Channel 7 news broadcast Sunday night, they mentioned that there was not a single incident reported by the Chicago police. Me thinks someone is pulling our leg...No, not the center leg!

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    1. The media thinks the bourgeoisie of boys town deserves to get the same trash as everyone else.

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  4. Gay guys with guns, what's the world coming to.

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    1. Gotta protect yourself from the Velvet Mafia out there. They are of it but not in it.

      March on.....

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    2. I'm seeing a business opportunity here, gun shop and range on Halsted, matching holsters and shoes. Fabulous.

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