A man who shot another man during a dispute in the South Loop two years ago has been sentenced to six years in prison. Carlos Cheyenne Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery by discharging a firearm in a deal with prosecutors. In turn, they dropped nine other felonies, including five counts of attempted murder.
On the afternoon of August 3, 2020, Rodriguez and the victim became involved in a dispute in the 1100 of South Clinton. Prosecutors said the victim, who was critically wounded, had mental health issues and may have been perceived as an aggressor. But the man was not armed, authorities said.
Cops arrested Rodriguez in a nearby parking garage.
Even though the victim “may have mental health issues… an individual who otherwise would not have been shot was shot” because Rodriguez had a firearm illegally, Judge David Navarro said during Rodriguez’s initial bail hearing.
Judge Kenneth Wadas sentenced Rodriguez, who is scheduled to be released from prison on June 13, 2024.