Chicago — Prosecutors have charged a man with shooting a 30-year-old woman on a Red Line train in the Loop last summer. A woman who allegedly encouraged him to shoot the victim was charged on Tuesday.
Judge William Fahy ordered Bobby Noblin, 32, held without bail during a court hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Noblin and Latrice Harvey, 25, followed the 30-year-old woman and her school-age son onto a Red Line train at State-Lake just after midnight on August 27, prosecutor Sarah Dale-Schmidt said. The woman, Harvey, and Noblin all began arguing, and Noblin smacked the woman’s son in the face, according to Dale-Schmidt. She didn’t say what sparked the confrontation.
The victim hit Noblin, and a fight broke out, during which Noblin allegedly pulled a firearm from his waistband. At that point, the victim’s son and another witness ran from the train.
But Harvey cornered the woman on the train and repeatedly punched and kicked her until she fell to the floor, Dale-Schmidt said. Harvey allegedly continued to kick and punch the woman as she lay on the ground in a fetal position.
She then instructed Noblin to shoot the woman, Dale-Schmidt said. Noblin stepped forward and shot the victim in the knee at point-blank range. He then ran from the area, as did Harvey. CTA surveillance cameras captured the entire incident.
Dale-Schmidt said Noblin has four felony convictions in his background, four for retail theft and one for residential burglary.
His assistant public defender said he is looking for work after recently being laid off from a warehouse. The lawyer added that he has a four-year-old daughter he supports and regularly takes to church.
Harvey was also held without bail by Judge Fahy during her bond hearing on Tuesday. She and Noblin are both charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery by discharging a firearm.