Cops found 10 bullet casings after Uptown SWAT standoff: prosecutors

Chicago — The man who fired a gun in his Uptown apartment while on electronic monitoring for a felony gun case threw his weapon onto the roof of a nearby building during an hours-long standoff with police, prosecutors said.

Juan Manon Jr., 23, was ordered held in lieu of a $10,000 bail payment by Judge Ankur Srivastava during a hearing Friday afternoon. Separately, Srivastava also held Manon without bail for violating bail in a pending felony gun charge and for violating probation in yet another gun case.

Juan Manon (inset) and a SWAT vehicle that responded to the scene. | Chicago Police Department; Mark Weyermuller

Manon’s neighbor called 911 after hearing a gunshot from another apartment in the 900 block of West Cuyler around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, prosecutors said. Chicago police officers also heard gunfire and the sound of a handgun slide being racked as they stood outside Manon’s door.

About ten minutes after police arrived and started to order Manon out of his unit, he poked his head out of the door, then slammed it shut again, prompting patrol officers to bring in a SWAT team, a prosecutor told the judge. Manon surrendered about five hours later.

Police officers searched his apartment and allegedly found five casings on the floor by the window and five more on the ground below his third-floor apartment. The firearm that expended the shells was found on the roof of a building about six feet from Manon’s window, prosecutors said.

Manon’s assistant public defender said he attends church regularly with his father and has “pretty significant mental health issues.”

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