Update: Shooting near Mag Mile stemmed from struggle for control of handgun

Court records shed new light on the events that culminated in a man being shot near the Magnificent Mile early Sunday.

Police said a concerned citizen flagged down patrol officers near the intersection of Chicago and Wabash avenues when shots were fired just before 4 a.m.  A 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his hand was also on the scene.

The first block of East Chicago Ave, near the shooting scene. | Google

Eddie Stone, 30, and Armando Madrueno, 30, are each charged with one Class X felony count of aggravated battery by discharging a firearm.

The shooting occurred during a fight in which Stone was struck in the head with a crowbar.

According to police documents filed in court this week, Stone pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim while racking the slide to load a round into the weapon’s chamber. 

After passing the gun to Madrueno, Stone began beating the victim in the face and body, police said. At one point, Stone allegedly shouted, “shoot that mother f*cker!”

Police said they determined that Madrueno also beat the victim in the face and body with the butt of the handgun. He then fired the gun three times during a struggle for control of the weapon, striking the victim once in his right index finger, according to a CPD report.

Officers said they found a loaded 40-caliber handgun at 805 North Wabash.

Judge David Navarro this week ordered Stone and Madrueno held without bail.

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