Career Felon Charged With Firing Gun At CTA Station

Minor (inset) is charged with firing a gun on the Clark/Division station stairs. | CTA; CPD

A career felon, most recently released from parole on April 22, is accused of shooting a gun during an argument at the Clark/Division Red Line station early Saturday.

40-year-old Eric Minor of the East Garfield Park neighborhood got into an argument with another man on the southwest stairs that lead to the turnstiles around 3 a.m., police said.

At one point, Minor pulled out a gun and fired two shots before bolting into the station and running up the tracks on foot. Cops found a 9-millimeter handgun in his possession when they took him into custody at the North/Clybourn station, officers said.

He is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm in an occupied building; possession of 43 Ecstacy pills; armed violence; and being an armed habitual criminal.

State records show that Minor was discharged from parole on April 22 after completing a 4-1/2 year sentence for narcotics. Police say he is a member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang.

His previous prison sentences include:

• Six years for manufacture-delivery of cocaine in 2007
• Another six years for narcotics in 2007
• Seven years for possessing and using a weapon as a felon in 2006
• Five years for residential burglary in 2000
• One year for narcotics in 2000
• Three years for robbery in 2000
• Three years for narcotics in 1998
• Another three years for narcotics in 1998

A judge ordered him held without bond.

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