CHICAGO — A 20-year-old Chicago man on bail for a pending Class X narcotics case shot another man during a fight on the West Side, prosecutors say.
Trevon Redmond is the 28th person accused of shooting, killing, or trying to shoot or kill someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial for a felony. The cases involve at least 44 victims, 15 of whom died.
Redmond has been facing manufacture-delivery of fentanyl charges since February 2022. Chicago police officers conducting a narcotics operation allegedly saw him put something into the tailpipe of an SUV in an area known for drug trafficking. Cops recovered 14 bags of suspected heroin from the tailpipe, according to the allegations.
Judge Mary Marubio released him on his own recognizance the next day.
Now, prosecutors have charged Redmond with attempted murder. They claim he got into an argument and physical fight with a 38-year-old man in the 3700 block of West Lexington on May 4.
Redmond pulled out a gun during the altercation and fired several shots, striking the man twice, prosecutors said during a detention hearing before Judge Barbara Dawkins. The victim and a witness, both of whom know Redmond, identified him as the shooter, officials said.
Dawkins detained Redmond as a public safety threat.
The “not horrible” series
This report continues our coverage of individuals accused of killing, shooting, or trying to kill or shoot others awaiting trial for a felony allegation. 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 awaiting trial for felony allegations 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.
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