NOTE: Because the accused is a minor, he has rights that adults accused of crimes do not. He cannot be mentioned by name. We do not have the right to print his criminal record, or officially know anything about him except that he is a minor. Tread carefully in the comments.
Update: Unbelievably, on Friday Judge Linda Pauel at juvenile court released the suspect with no supervision, no electronic monitoring, nothing. As far as we know, charges are still pending, but the boy will not be held in custody or monitored in any way until his next hearing.
The cops did exemplary work in finding him and charging him. The judicial system... wow. Mind blown. Unbelievable.
From CBS Chicago:
"After a court appearance Friday the 14-year-old boy, charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery, was released by a judge with no supervision.
A judge made that decision over the objections of prosecutors.
“At today’s detention hearing, we requested the minor be held in custody,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “The court made the finding that under the law the minor must be released because he was held in custody for 42 hours … and not brought before a judicial officer within 24 hours.”
The state’s attorney asked for electronic monitoring for the suspect, but it was denied."
According to the Sun-Times, the suspect's next court day is on Monday, May 13th.
Update: According to CBS Chicago, the State's Attorney's Office is blaming the police for procedural errors that resulting in him being released. The police are disputing the State's Attorney's version of what happened and saying that they got the alleged shooter before a judge in plenty of time. The judge will not discuss the case due to the boy's juvenile status.
Original Story, printed 5/9/19, 11:32pm:
Fourteen years old.
Fourteen years old.
That's the age of the suspect is who is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of two men on the Argyle Red Line station platform on Monday.
He is charged with One Felony Count of Attempted First Degree Murder and One Felony Count of Aggravated Battery/Discharge of a Firearm.
According to a release from the CPD:
"A 14-year-old male juvenile was placed in custody on May 8, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m. on the 3100 block of W. Monroe St. The juvenile offender was identified as the individual who fired several shots, striking a 44-year-old male and a 34-year-old male on the CTA Red Line platform on May 6, 2019 at 4:01 p.m. in the 1000 block of W. Argyle.
The juvenile offender was arrested and charged accordingly. No further information is available at this time."
He will face a judge on Friday, May 10th, in Juvenile Court at 1100 S. Hamilton.