Cops: Shotgun blast blows hole in Bucktown woman’s ceiling; man charged

Alexander Carr | CPD

Felony charges have been filed against a man who police say fired a shotgun through the floor of a Bucktown apartment, much to the surprise of the woman who lived downstairs.

The woman called police around 10:30 p.m. on March 14 after she heard a gunshot and noticed a hole the ceiling of her second-floor unit on the 1600 block of West North Avenue.

Arriving officers saw the hole and went to the third floor where they allegedly found empty shotgun shells and 30-year-old Alexander Carr. But no firearm was found.

Prosecutors charged Carr with felony aggravated discharge of a firearm in an occupied building. A judge ordered him held in lieu of $35,000 bail and ordered him to go onto electronic monitoring if he can post the 10% deposit bond.

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