#53: Man charged with shooting 1-year-old while on recognizance bond for felony gun case

Maalik Lumpkins | CCSO

Prosecutors said one of two men who engaged in a gunfight that left a 1-year-old boy with a gunshot wound earlier this month was on bond for a pending felony gun case.

Maalik Lumpkins, 19, is charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with the incident, making him the 53rd person accused of killing, trying to kill, or shooting someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial for a felony. A total of 75 victims are involved in those crimes.

Lumpkins and another man arrived at the gas station near 75th and State streets in the same car around 1:25 p.m. November 11, police said. At some point, prosecutors said, Lumpkins began running after the other man and shooting him six times. The other man also fired back, striking Lumpkins in the chest.

A bullet also grazed 1-year-old’s head as he sat in a car about a block away, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was stabilized after surgery, according to police.

Lumpkins and the other man were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Court records show Lumpkins was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on June 1, stemming from an arrest in Oak Lawn. Judge Linzey Jones released him on his own recognizance, and a grand jury later returned a 12-count true bill against him. All of the counts are weapons-related, records show.

He is now being held without bail for violating the terms of bond in that case and on the new attempted murder charges.

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