|Cannon (inset) is facing a long list of charges…again | Lexus; Cook County Sheriff|
NEW: At the age of 13, Cannon was shot by Chicago police when he pointed a gun at them and refused orders to lower it, authorities said at the time. The weapon turned out to be a realistic-looking BB gun. Family members claimed that Cannon was “a 13-year-old innocent child just having fun in the park” when police rolled up and shot him 8 times. Thanks to the reader who tipped us off to the story.
Remember the woman whose Lexus got stolen by a bump ’n’ run crew in the middle of Ashland Avenue recently?
Cops made an arrest in the case and you will *not* believe what we learned: The accused man was charged with a nearly identical set of crimes earlier this year, but the state dropped all charges last month.
Around 3:45 p.m. on May 27, a driver intentionally bumped his car into the rear of an Elmwood Park woman’s Lexus in the 2900 block of North Ashland. When the woman got out of her car to inspect the damage, two people ran from the colliding vehicle, got into her car and sped away.
Eight hours later, cops in Garfield Park saw the stolen Lexus speeding from the area of a shots fired call. They say the driver ran two stop lights and a stop sign before crashing in the 100 block of North Pulaski. Cops chased the driver on foot, caught up with him, wrestled as he fought back, and eventually tased the man, prosecutors said.
19-year-old Jimmell Cannon of Lawndale was treated for injuries and is charged with criminal trespass to vehicle, resisting police, aggravated fleeing; driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and multiple traffic violations.
Now, get this:
On February 6, cops in Garfield Park said they saw Jimmell Cannon driving a Volkswagen Passat that had been stolen in Edgewater. They tried to pull him over, but Cannon ran three stop signs and a stop light before they called off the chase in the interest of public safety.
A month later, Cannon was arrested as he reported to court for an unrelated matter. Prosecutors charged him with (this may sound familiar) criminal trespass to vehicle, aggravated fleeing, driving on a suspended license, and multiple traffic violations.
Then, on May 4—three weeks before he was allegedly running from police in the Lakeview Lexus—the state dropped all charges and Cannon walked free.
His bail is set at $50,000.