Prosecutors: Uptown man facing gun charge escapes electronic monitoring — then gets arrested with another gun

A man who’s facing gun charges after he allegedly shot a man dead in Uptown earlier this year is now facing another gun charge after police again arrested him in Uptown last week. And he’s charged with escaping from electronic monitoring, too.

Darryl Young | CPD

Prosecutors in late April charged 18-year-old Darryl Young with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Moses Joseph on the 4800 block of North Malden.

According to investigators, Joseph opened fire on Young and some other men as they stood on a sidewalk. Young allegedly returned fire and fatally shot Joseph in the head. Prosecutors refused to charge Young with murder because they considered the shooting self-defense. But they did charge him with illegal handgun possession.

Young — who has juvenile convictions for aggravated robbery, burglary, and possessing a stolen motor vehicle — was released on an affordable bail with electronic monitoring.

On July 5, sheriff’s deputies who went to Young’s home learned that he was missing. Another person who lives at the house told deputies that they hadn’t seen Young in six days, prosecutors said.

Investigators eventually contacted Young by phone. He allegedly told them that he was in Aurora, but he wouldn’t tell them exactly where.

A few days later, on July 9, Chicago police officers saw Young walking down the 4500 block of North Malden. As cops approached, Young reportedly ran away and threw a gun to the ground. Cops caught him and seized the weapon, according to prosecutors.

Young was ordered held without bail for violating the terms of his April bail bond. Judge John Lyke set bail on the new charges at $250,000 and ordered Young to go back on electronic monitoring if he can post a $25,000 deposit bond.

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