Regular CWBChicago visitors are familiar with our continual coverage of people charged with murder or attempted murder while on bail for other serious felonies.
Today, we’re going to flip the script and tell you about a couple of people who’ve recently been charged with serious felonies while on bail for attempted murder.
First up is Donald Rogers.
He’s facing five counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting that left a 19-year-old man paralyzed in March 2020.
Prosecutors said Rogers is seen on video getting out of a car, shooting the victim, and then taking off the black ski mask he wore during the crime. According to the state, three different Chicago cops identified Rogers from the surveillance images, and his own mother identified him in the footage during a police interview.
Judge David Navarro set bail at $100,000. Rogers, who was 17 at the time, got out of jail two days later when his mom posted a $10,000 deposit bond, record show.
On February 24, while still awaiting trial in the attempted murder charges, he was arrested and charged with possessing a stolen motor vehicle.
Prosecutors said a CPD license plate reader detected a stolen car parked in the 4700 block of North Lawndale. Police put the stolen car under surveillance and arrested Rogers after he allegedly got behind the wheel and started the vehicle.
According to a police report, he told cops that he bought the 2013 Ford Fusion for $255.
Judge Charles Beach ordered Rogers held without bail for violating bail terms in the attempted murder case.
Then, there’s 25-year-old Demitrius Bogan, who was shot by Evanston police after he allegedly threatened an officer with a handgun one year ago.
Bogan is charged with four counts of attempted murder and 19 other felonies. He posted $25,000 to get out of jail.
On February 26, police found a loaded 40-caliber handgun in the glove compartment of a car he was driving during a traffic stop on the South Side, prosecutors say. He’s charged with a new count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Bogan’s private defense attorney told Judge Susana Ortiz that Bogan was “shot in the back” by Evanston police and said he’s “not charged with firing a handgun.”
Ortiz ordered Bogan held without bail for violating the terms of bail in his attempted murder case. She set bail for the new gun charge at $100,000 with electronic monitoring.