Sunday, June 09, 2019

Old Town: Charges filed in Friday shooting on North Avenue; Cops staked out Lakeview hood waiting for suspect to arrive

Juan Foster | CPD
An Edgewater man is charged with firing a handgun in the middle of North Avenue on Friday evening, striking an 18-year-old man in what police described as a “personal dispute.”

Juan Foster, 36, was arrested less than two hours after the 7:30 p.m. shooting by a 19th (Town Hall) District tactical team that had staked out the Lakeview registration address of his alleged getaway car, according to multiple sources.

Police today said Foster was identified as the man who fired shots from a Silver Jeep Cherokee, striking an 18-year-old man as the victim walked out of a convenience store in the 200 block of West North Avenue. The victim suffered two gunshot wounds to his torso and graze wounds to his shoulder and elbow, CPD said. He was listed in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Officials previously said the victim was the passenger in an eastbound vehicle when he was shot.

Multiple witnesses provided police with the license plate of the Jeep Cherokee and a tactical team from the Wrigleyville-based 19th District was dispatched to stake out its registration address near Barry and Broadway. Foster and another person were detained when they arrived in the 400 block of West Barry at 9:15 p.m., according to police and sources.

The second person was later released without charges.

Prosecutors have charged Foster with one felony count of aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm. He is due in bond court on Monday.
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