10 year sentence for man who robbed 2 in Wrigleyville while on bail for a felony gun case

CHICAGO — A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing two people at gunpoint in Wrigleyville while he was on bail for a felony gun case two summers ago.

Damichael Bishop, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery before Judge Michael Hood on Tuesday, according to court records. The judge gave him 10 years on each charge to be served concurrently.

On Wednesday, Bishop received another year from Judge Geary Kull for the gun case he was on bail for at the time of the holdups. That sentence will be satisfied by the time Bishop has already served in jail.

The robbery occurred early on July 15, 2022, on Newport Avenue, just east of Clark Street.

Damichael Bishop pleaded guilty to robbing two men at gunpoint on Newport Avenue just east of Clark Street in Wrigleyville. | Chicago Police Department; Google

Two men, ages 21 and 22, were walking when Bishop allegedly confronted them with a pistol and demanded their property. As Bishop held the gun on the victims, a 17-year-old boy and a third person walked up behind them and rifled through their pockets, prosecutors said.

As that was happening, one of the men screamed for a passerby to call for help because they were being robbed. Bishop and his two accomplices ran away with the victims’ money, credit cards, and jewelry.

Cops caught Bishop and the 17-year-old near the Addison Red Line station and found a firearm nearby. The third person got away.

The teen was charged in juvenile court with two counts of armed robbery and possessing a stolen firearm. Those records are shielded from public review, so the case outcome is unknown.

Bishop’s parole date has not yet been set because he hasn’t been transferred to Illinois Department of Corrections custody. However, his 10-year sentence will be cut in half for good behavior. He earned another 557 days of credit while in custody awaiting trial.

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