Friday, May 10, 2019

Freed without supervision: 14-year-old charged with Argyle Red Line shooting is freed without supervision

The 14-year-old boy charged with Monday’s double-shooting at the Argyle Red Line station was released without supervision by a judge after an initial hearing today in juvenile court.

A spokesperson for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told CWBChicago this afternoon that “we requested the minor be held in custody [but] Court made the finding that under the law, the minor must be released because he was held in custody for 42 hours by the Chicago Police Department and was not brought before a judicial officer within 24 hours.”

Prosecutors asked Judge Linda Pauel to put the teen on electronic monitoring if he was going to be released, but she denied the request.

“Over our objections, the minor was released to the custody of a parent,” Foxx’s office said.

Felony attempted first-degree murder and felony aggravated battery charges remain in place against the teen, whose next court date is Monday, Foxx’s spokesperson said.

The spokesman for Chief Judge Timothy Evans was unable to comment on the case because it is pending. A CPD spokesperson was not immediately available.

Seven people have been shot in Uptown since a local gang war was reignited by a double-shooting in the 1000 block of West Argyle on March 19th. At least a dozen “shots fired” incidents that did not result in injuries have also been reported during that time.
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