Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Facing Coke Dealing Charge, Teen's Found With Loaded Handgun In Uptown Park, Cops Say

Another gun is off of Uptown’s streets after a police surveillance mission found an accused cocaine dealer with a handgun in Clarendon Park on Saturday evening.

Moore | Chicago Police Dept
Officers were covertly monitoring a group of ten Conservative Vice Lords in the park around 7 p.m. when 18-year-old Shannon Moore stepped behind a planter and stuffed an object into his waistband, police said.

Moore fled when cops approached, but he was quickly apprehended and a handgun with an extended magazine containing 20 live rounds was found in his waist, prosecutors say. The gun was reported stolen on April 29 in Marion, IL, investigators said.

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At the time of his arrest on Saturday, Moore was out on bail after being smacked with a Class X felony charge of manufacture-delivery of cocaine in the 4500 block of North Sheridan on August 9.

He has now picked up new charges of aggravated unlawful use of a loaded firearm; resisting police; and violation of Class X bail bond.

Officers say Moore told him that he had the gun “for protection to go home with” and that he had found it under a garbage can.

Bail for Moore, who lives in Edgewater, is now set at $350,000.
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