#57: Chicago man is charged with committing attempted murder while on bond for a gun case

Chicago — A man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting another man last November while on bond with a pending felony gun charge. Chicago police arrested Khalid Mahadi last month after the shooting victim saw him with a gun inside a South Side liquor store, according to prosecutors.

Mahadi is the 57th person accused of killing or shooting—or trying to kill or shoot—someone in Chicago last year while having a felony case pending. At least 101 people were allegedly victimized in the crimes, 25 of whom died.

Khalid Mahadi | Chicago Police Department

Officials said Mahadi was on parole for a gun case in January 2022 when Harvey police officers found him possessing another gun during a traffic stop. He posted a $4,000 bail deposit on August 11 and went home with an order to stay in the house from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. A bail slip that explained the terms of his release said a court-operated electronic monitoring program would enforce the curfew.

About three months later, around 10:45 a.m. on November 26, a 34-year-old man was shot several times as he stood in the 11200 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. At the time, Chicago police said three men shot at the victim, who suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, thigh, and hand.

No arrests were made until an anonymous caller dialed 911 on March 2 to report that he had been shot in November and the guy who did it was inside a liquor store in the 400 block of West 111th Street with a gun and drugs.

Mahadi, who matched the description of the suspect provided by the 911 caller, stood up and walked away when he saw police coming toward him, prosecutor Lorraine Scaduto said during a bail hearing the next day.

Officers found a loaded gun in Mahadi’s waistband along with several baggies of cocaine and marijuana, Scaduto alleged.

During the hearing, prosecutors charged Mahadi with two felony gun counts and two drug violations. He has remained in jail since then, unable to raise the $40,000 bail deposit he needs to pay to go home.

The state’s attorney’s office took the shooting allegations before a grand jury, which returned a true bill against Mahadi and his alleged accomplice, Elijah Washington, 22, this week.

The panel charged both men with two counts of attempted murder as well as aggravated battery by discharging a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and other felonies.

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.

The actual number of murders and shootings committed by people on felony bail is undoubtedly much higher than the numbers seen here. Since 2017, CPD has brought charges in less than 5% of non-fatal shootings and 33% of murders, according to the city’s data. 

Previous installments of the “not horrible” series are available here.

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