4 arrested after Chicago cops see gunmen firing into a crowd on a West Side street

The firearms Chicago police said they recovered and, clockwise from top left, Eugene Davenport, Alexander Daye, Corshun Williams, and Jeramy Pryor. (Chicago Police Department, Cook County sheriff’s office)

CHICAGO — Four men have been jailed to await trial after Chicago police officers said they saw three of them open fire on a group of people on the West Side. The gunfire did not result in any injuries.

Officers were sitting in their squad car, working on an assignment near the 700 block of North Lavergne, when they saw a stolen Nissan Murano stop in the middle of the block around 2 p.m. Friday.

Moments later, three men exited the Nissan, two with pistols and the third with an “AR pistol style weapon,” according to arrest reports filed in the case. The gunmen began firing at a crowd gathered in a vacant lot on the southwest corner of Chicago Avenue and Lavergne as the cops were watching, the reports said.

All three men returned to the Nissan, which sped away as the cops radioed descriptions and pursued the vehicle, according to the report. The driver eventually hit another car and slammed the Nissan into a pole.

Three men who ran from the Nissan were arrested nearby, according to prosecutors: Alexander Daye, Corshun Williams, and Eugene Davenport, all 18 years old.

The driver, identified by police as 19-year-old Jeramy Pryor, was arrested inside the vehicle with an AR-style pistol nearby, according to his arrest report.

CPD officers recovered two pistols and two AR-style pistols from the crashed car, police and prosecutors said.

All four men are charged with Class X aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Pryor is also charged with possessing a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated fleeing.

Judge Susana Ortiz ordered their detentions.

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