Chicago — When prosecutors charged Trevious Hill with shooting a 17-year-old boy in Rogers Park two years ago, they said two surveillance cameras recorded the shooting.
Last week, Hill reached a plea deal with prosecutors. They dropped ten felony charges, including all eight counts of attempted murder. In exchange, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to three firearms charges, a total sentence of 15 years.
Days after the August 16 shooting, prosecutors said a group of people had been gambling on a sidewalk in the 2000 block of West Chase when Hill walked up and asked if they gang-banged. When they didn’t answer him, Hill pulled out a gun and fired eleven shots at the group, striking the 17-year-old, who collapsed nearby, according to the initial allegations.
A video from a nearby grocery store showed Hill buying a bottle of water, walking out, approaching the group, and opening fire, a prosecutor said. A Ring doorbell also captured footage of the victims gambling and the shooting.
Less than an hour after the shooting, police stopped Hill about a block from the crime scene. Prosecutors said he had a loaded handgun in his pocket that was missing some ammunition. Shell casings recovered from the shooting scene allegedly matched ammunition in Hill’s gun.
Hill admitted that the man seen on video buying the water and walking out of the grocery store was him, prosecutors said. But he denied that the man seen opening fire during the same video was him because, unlike the gunman, he did not wear his hair in a ponytail. However, Hill’s hair was in a ponytail when cops arrested him, according to prosecutors.
Last week, Hill pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with a previous conviction, according to court records. Judge Michael Hood handed down sentences of two, six, and seven years, respectively. Hood ordered the time to be served consecutively, resulting in an effective sentence of 15 years.
Hill’s sentence will be reduced by 50% for good behavior, and he received credit for the 823 days he spent in jail before sentencing. He is scheduled to be paroled on February 3, 2028.
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