Man, Juvenile Charged With Firing Shots In Uptown Sunday

Prosecutors today charged a 21-year-old Avalon Park man with firing a handgun at two people in Uptown on Sunday evening.

Prosecutors also charged a 16-year-old juvenile with shooting at the two victims as well as at pursuing police officers, according to a source. Police said the shots did not strike anyone.

Ogunleye | Chicago Police Dept

Samuel Ogunleye is charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, reckless discharge of a firearm, and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to court records.

Prosecutors say Ogunleye and the unnamed juvenile fired shots at two victims in the 4500 block of North Racine around 7:40 p.m. Sunday and then fled.

Ogunleye was taken into custody moments later, and police said they found a handgun near his arrest location.

A judge set his bail at $750,000.

Cops pursued the teenager on foot and police radio captured the sound of the boy firing at officers.

Ogunleye was sentenced to two years in prison in July of last year for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but the state released him within weeks after applying credit for served awaiting resolution of his case, according to state records.

He has been arrested twelve times since he turned 18 in 2014, according to Chicago Police Department records.

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