Update February 16, 2022: Leoanard Dillard pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery by discharging a firearm in a deal with prosecutors who dropped 12 other felonies including multiple counts of attempted murder and weapons charges. Judge Shelley Sutker-Dermer oversaw the case and sentenced Dillard to 11-1/2 years. He is scheduled to be paroled on September 15, 2028.
It may be the shortest and most successful shooting investigation that Chicago has seen in years.
Police responding to a call of a person shot in the 6200 block of North Leavitt last Tuesday evening arrived to find a man and his neighbor in the alley.
Per a police report, the entire investigation unfolded thusly:
Officers asked the men, “Who’s shot?”
“Victim related…that he was shot.”
“Arrestee then spontaneously uttered…’I shot him.’”
With that, 48-year-old Leonard Dillard was placed into custody for shooting his 23-year-old neighbor during a dispute, police said. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where his condition was stabilized.
Dillard is charged with attempted first-degree murder and Class X felony aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. He was ordered held without bail by Judge John Lyke.
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