A Broadview man shot the mother of his children on Friday, weeks after he shot her current boyfriend in a separate incident, prosecutors said this weekend. Tyshawn Jackson, 24, was wanted for skipping bail in a pending felony drug case when the shootings occurred.
He is now the 16th person charged with killing or shooting — or trying to shoot or kill — someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial for a felony. The alleged crimes involve at least 35 victims, eight of whom died.
The first alleged shooting took place early on March 7. Prosecutors said Jackson, 24, fired three shots at the woman’s current boyfriend as he left her home on the 5900 block of West Fulton. The shots missed and the victim, age 36, ducked behind a car.
He could clearly see Jackson’s face as he fired three more shots from about 15 feet away, prosecutors said. The victim was shot in his forearm and the gunman fled the scene.
Prosecutors said a bullet ruptured an artery in the man’s arm and he had to undergo three surgeries to avoid amputation. The man recognized Jackson because they have had “multiple” encounters since the victim began dating Jackson’s ex, according to the allegations.
Jackson stayed with the 24-year-old woman for several days this month, but they began arguing on Thursday afternoon, prosecutors said. He allegedly took her phone away, put his hands around her neck and obstructed her breathing.
She broke free, but Jackson retrieved a firearm and pointed it at her as he backed out of the apartment, according to prosecutors. The woman closed and locked the door, but he allegedly kicked it open and they struggled at the threshold.
Jackson threatened to kill the woman and then fired one shot that went through the door and hit her in the upper leg, prosecutors said. Police allegedly found a handgun in Jackson’s possession when they arrested Jackson nearby a few minutes later.
The woman was in good condition Saturday as Jackson appeared in bond court. Prosecutors did not explain why he had not been arrested or charged with shooting the woman’s boyfriend in the weeks since that incident.
Jackson’s defense attorney suggested he may have a self-defense claim in the second shooting.
Prosecutors charged Jackson with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Judge Kelly McCarthy ordered him held without bail.
The “not horrible” series
This report continues our coverage of individuals who have been accused of murder, attempted murder, or shooting firearms toward people while on bond for a pending felony case. CWBChicago began our series of reports in November 2019 after Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans publicly stated, “we haven’t had any horrible incidents occur” under the court’s bond reform initiative.
The actual number of murders and shootings committed by people on felony bail is undoubtedly much higher than the numbers seen here. Since 2017, CPD has made arrests in less than 5% of non-fatal shootings and 33% of murders, according to the city’s data. You can support CWBChicago’s work by becoming a subscriber today.