Prosecutors say a three-time convicted felon robbed and shot a man while on bail for a pending Class X armed habitual criminal case in Chicago. Prez Bailey is the 29th person accused of killing or shooting — or attempting to kill or shoot — someone in Chicago while on bail for a felony this year. The alleged crimes involved at least 63 victims, 13 of whom died.
Bailey met the 37-year-old victim for the first time on August 4 and stopped into the man’s Englewood apartment around 4:30 p.m., according to the allegations. Once inside, Bailey pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim and his 43-year-old female roommate, and demanded their property, prosecutors said.
He then allegedly shot the man in the thigh and fled with his wallet.
Police arrested Bailey on Saturday after the two victims saw him walking down the street and called 911. He is charged with Class X armed robbery with a firearm.
According to prosecutors, he was previously convicted of three violent crimes: armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and aggravated battery.
Judge Kelly McCarthy ordered him held without bail on Sunday.
At the time of the shooting, Bailey was on bail for a gun-related felony case. In that matter, Chicago police said Bailey pulled a gun out of his hoodie pocket and dropped it on the ground when they approached him to talk about a “shots fired: incident on November 22.
The next day, Judge Maryam Ahmad ordered him to pay a $1,000 bail deposit to get out of jail on the Class X felony case. He paid the money later that evening, according to court records.
The “not horrible” series
This report continues our coverage of individuals accused of killing, shooting, or trying to kill or shoot others 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.
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