Thursday, February 21, 2019

Far North Side man charged with attempted murder after extremely short police investigation

Leonard Dillard | CPD
It may be the shortest and most successful shooting investigation that Chicago has seen in years.

Police responding to a call of a person shot in the 6200 block of North Leavitt last Tuesday evening arrived to find a man and his neighbor in the alley.

Per a police report, the entire investigation unfolded thusly:

Officers asked the men, “Who’s shot?”

“Victim related…that he was shot.”

“Arrestee then spontaneously uttered…'I shot him.'”

With that, 48-year-old Leonard Dillard was placed into custody for shooting his 23-year-old neighbor during a dispute, police said. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where his condition was stabilized.

Dillard is charged with attempted first-degree murder and Class X felony aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. He was ordered held without bail by Judge John Lyke.
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