Bail denied for man charged in River North shooting that left woman, 20, paralyzed

Bail denied for man charged in River North shooting that left woman, 20, paralyzed

CHICAGO — Bail was denied for a person charged with tried first-degree homicide for allegedly taking pictures a lady whereas she was sitting in a automobile final month in River North.

Ojani Cruz, 19, was arrested Friday after he was recognized because the individual alleged to have shot and severely wounded a 20-year-old lady, Chicago police mentioned.

On Could 29, the girl was sitting in a parked automobile with a male within the 500-block of West Erie Road when three to 4 male suspects approached them, police mentioned. One suspect reached into the automobile and punched the male within the face. Because the suspects walked away, one pulled out a gun and fired pictures.

The lady was struck within the again and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical situation and because of this brought about her to be paralyzed from the waist down, prosecutors mentioned Sunday.

The male wasn’t shot and refused assist from paramedics, in keeping with police.

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In April, Cruz was arrested and charged for aggravated illegal use of a weapon, prosecutors mentioned. He was launched on a person bond with digital monitoring.

A Prepare dinner County choose mentioned the 19-year-old posed a risk to the general public and ordered him held with out bail.

Cruz will seem in court docket Friday for violating his bail bond on his weapon cost.

The video within the participant above is from an earlier report.

(Supply: Solar-Instances Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Instances 2022.)

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