Judge orders man accused of South Loop shooting released for $2500

The South Shore man who’s accused of shooting another man during a dispute in the South Loop on Wednesday afternoon will get out of jail by posting a $2,500 deposit bond, Cook County Judge David Navarro said Friday.

Cheyenne Rodriguez, 28, was identified as the person who fired a handgun at the victim during an altercation on the 1100 block of South Clinton at 1:26 p.m., according to CPD. He’s charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm.

Cheyenne Rodriguez | CPD

Prosecutors said the victim, who was critically wounded, has mental health issues and may have been perceived as an aggressor.

Still, Navarro said while summarizing the state’s allegations, the victim had no weapon. 

Even though the wounded man “may have mental health issues… an individual who otherwise would not have been shot was shot” because Rodriguez had a firearm illegally, Navarro said.

The judge then set bail at $25,000, allowing Rodriguez to go home by posting a $2,500 deposit bond. Navarro did not require Rodriguez to go onto electronic monitoring.

Police on Wednesday said the victim, who was initially uncooperative with investigators, is about 40-years-old. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to his back and stomach, according to a CPD statement. Cops arrested Rodriguez inside a parking garage near the shooting scene.

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