Man Charged With Lakeview Triple Shooting

Smothers | Chicago Police

Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Rogers Park man with shooting three people this morning in the 2900 block of North Sheffield.

Smothers held by police. | CWBChicago Reader

Ricky Smothers is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of ammunition.

Prosecutors said they filed an additional charge of aggravated assault of a police officer because Smothers threatened the cops who chased him into an alley behind the 1000 block of West Oakdale at 2:45 a.m.

Two men and a woman, all in their 20’s, suffered minor injuries from gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.

Several shell casings were found lying in the middle of Sheffield Avenue by responding officers, police said.

CWBChicago’s original report on this morning’s incident is available HERE.

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