Saturday, February 15, 2014
22-Year-Old Man Apprehended For Thursday's Shots Fired
The guy arrested on suspicion of being the shooter the other night? From Joliet. His getaway vehicle? The #36 bus. Which he was riding with a loaded gun under his seat.
Somewhere legions of Uptown gangsters are rolling their eyes.
According to the Tribune: "A Joliet man is accused of firing a handgun outside an Uptown ‘L’ station on Thursday evening before getting on a CTA bus and stowing the weapon under his seat. Prosecutors said Marcus M. Dixon, 22, was standing at the vestibule entrance to the Wilson Red Line station, 1107 W. Wilson Ave., when he fired the gun three times. A witness told officers he heard one shot and then saw Dixon fire twice more in a downward direction.
The witness called police, described Dixon’s clothing and said he saw the shooter board a southbound Broadway bus. Officers pulled the bus over at Broadway and Sheridan in the Lakeview neighborhood just before 6:45 p.m. They found Dixon in the rear of the bus with a semi-automatic pistol beneath his seat. The gun, which police said had a defaced serial number, was loaded with 11 live rounds."
Marcus Dixon, not to be confused with the football player or the character on Alias of the same name, is being held in Cook County Jail on $400,000 bond and will have a date with a judge on Thursday. He has a criminal record, not much of a shock for someone with his level of street smarts.
Interestingly, he committed his previous crimes in Cook County as well, which either means he's fibbing about the address where he actually sleeps at night, or he likes coming into the city to get his thrills.
Update: Similar story in the Sun-Times.