Charges filed in last weekend’s shooting at The Point bar in Wicker Park

Daveon Montgomery | CPD

A Chicago Lawn was arrested Friday in connection with last weekend’s shooting at The Point, 1565 North Milwaukee, in Wicker Park.

Daveon Montgomery, 21, is charged with felony aggravated battery by discharging a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm into an occupied building, according to a CPD statement. More information about the case is expected to be released during his bail hearing Saturday afternoon.

A 29-year-old man who was inside the bar shortly after its 5 a.m. closing time Sunday suffered a gunshot wound to his eye when someone opened fire on the bar from across the street, according to police and witnesses. A woman was also treated for injuries she received from flying glass.

According to a source, the shooting and the gunman were captured on multiple videos. Block Club Chicago reported that the gunman was believed to be a customer of The Point who returned to the area after closing time to carry out the shooting.

Sunday’s shooting was the second in four months at the bar. Last October, four gunmen engaged in a shootout directly in front of the venue, leaving four bystanders injured and one of the offenders dead, according to prosecutors.

On Tuesday, CPD Supt. David Brown ordered the immediate, temporary closure of The Point under a city ordinance designed to keep a business deemed a “public safety threat” closed until the owner takes “reasonable steps” to protect its employees, patrons, and members of the public from future harm.

The bar’s owner, Jun Lin, blamed Chicago police for October’s shooting, saying they did not respond quickly to 911 calls for help with dispersing the crowd outside his business.

CWBChicago will post an updated story after Montgomery’s bail hearing concludes.

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