Man charged with Old Town shooting that left 5-month-old and 2 adults injured

Teantun Davis | CPD

Editors’ note: An updated story that includes new information provided by prosecutors is available here.

Prosecutors today charged a South Side man with the shooting that left a 5-month-old boy and two adults injured in the Old Town neighborhood this week.

Teantun Davis, age 21, is charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and felony unlawful use of a weapon. More details about the case are expected to emerge during Davis’ bond court appearance Sunday.

Police responded to calls of shots fired near the 1400 block of North Hudson shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses told police that the three victims were on a sidewalk when a vehicle pulled up and a group of men got out and opened fire, according to CPD.

The shooting left the baby boy with a graze wound to his eye. A 19-year-old man was shot in the shoulder, and a 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said.

A car carrying suspected shooters fled the scene and collided with a police squad car near Roosevelt and Lake Shore Drive shortly after the shooting.

Police pursued the vehicle and arrested Davis a few minutes later when he bailed out of the car’s driver’s seat on the 200 block of West 37th, according to a CPD statement. He was later identified as the person who shot the victims through surveillance video, police said.

A second person was also arrested with Davis, but police did not announce any charges against him.

Chicago police have arrested Davis four times since last summer, according to CPD records. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle in the Near North Side on June 26, 2019. The status of that case and the other, less serious matters, were not immediately available on Saturday evening.

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