Critically-wounded Uptown shooting victim had a gun in his pocket, prosecutors say

The Uptown man who was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting on Friday afternoon was ordered held without bail Saturday after prosecutors said police found a handgun in his jacket pocket at the crime scene. Shawn Moore, 23, did not appear at the bail hearing because he remained hospitalized for gunshot wounds, a police officer told Judge Maryam Ahmad.

Shawn Moore, seen in June 2021, allegedly had a gun in his jacket pocket when he was shot near Sunnyside and Magnolia on April 1, 2022. | CPD; Multiplottr

Moore, who was on bail with a pending case for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm, was shot several times on the 4500 block of North Magnolia at 12:36 p.m.

After police arrived, Moore told his mother to get his jacket, which he was lying on, Assistant State’s Attorney Leonore Carlson said. Instead, police retrieved Moore’s jacket after paramedics moved him to an ambulance.

Carlson said officers found a loaded handgun in the jacket pocket.

Prosecutors charged him Saturday with a new charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon. Judge Ahmad said he would need to pay a $6,500 bail deposit to get out of jail on electronic monitoring in connection with the case.

She also ordered him held without bail for violating the bond conditions in his pending felony case.

In the earlier incident, Moore was arrested less than a block from Friday’s shooting scene after police responded to calls of a man with a gun in a group of people. Prosecutors said he ran from police and ditched a loaded handgun with an extended magazine and a laser sight in a yard on the 4400 block of North Magnolia before cops arrested him.

He previously received a two-year sentence for unlawful use of a weapon stemming from a May 2019 incident, also in Uptown. Police arrested Moore that time after witnesses allegedly saw him and other men brandishing guns as they filmed a video on the 4700 block of North Winthrop.

Officers said about ten men ran from the scene as they arrived, and police began chasing one man who was seen with a gun, according to CPD. Prosecutors said he ran from police and ditched a loaded handgun with an extended magazine and a laser sight in a yard on the 4400 block of North Magnolia before cops arrested him.

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