Saturday, January 27, 2018

Charges Filed In Wilson Red Line Gunfire Case

Trevon Smith (inset) is charged with firing a gun outside of the Wilson Red Line station Friday morning.
A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with Friday morning’s shooting incident outside the Wilson Red Line station, 1100 West Wilson in Uptown.

Trevon Smith fired several shots outside the L station at 10:11 a.m., shattering a motorist’s rear window as she turned into a Truman College parking garage down the block, police said today.

Officers on routine patrol heard the gunshots and chased Smith on foot, taking him into custody behind the 1000 block of West Wilson, according to police.

Smith now faces a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon, felony aggravated discharge of a firearm near a school, and misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm without a valid Firearm Owners ID card, and criminal damage to property.

A probationary police officer was treated and released from Illinois Masonic Medical Center for abrasions and cuts to his knees that were suffered during the chase, police said.

Witnesses reported that two other people were with Smith when he allegedly opened fire. Described only as two black men in their 20’s wearing black hoodies and skull caps, the duo was last seen running eastbound on Sunnyside from Broadway, according to police.

Judge Mary Marubio ordered Smith held without bail.
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