Chicago crime: 2 teens charged with shooting paintball gun at former CPD Supt. outside Chatham home

Chicago crime: 2 teens charged with shooting paintball gun at former CPD Supt. outside Chatham home

CHICAGO — Two teenage boys have been charged with capturing a paintball gun at former Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard exterior his Chatham residence over the Memorial Day weekend.

The boys, 16 and 17, have been arrested per week aside, in line with police.

House surveillance video, first reported by the Solar-Instances, reveals Hillard, 78, exterior his residence for 10 minutes earlier than a crimson Kia pulls up, somebody opens the entrance passenger aspect door of the automobile and fires, putting the previous high cop 4 instances in the best aspect of his chest and knocking him to the bottom.

The 17-year-old was arrested two days after the assault within the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court docket in Gresham, police mentioned. The opposite boy, 16. was arrested June 8 within the 700 block of East 111th Avenue in Pullman.

A police report didn’t point out which of the kids was capturing and which one was driving, in line with a police spokeswoman.

It is nonetheless unclear if the assault was focused or random. There have been no different reviews of paintball assaults within the space that day, in line with a police spokeswoman.

Seemingly random paintball assaults skyrocketed in Chicago in 2020, the Solar-Instances has reported. Though hardly ever deadly, hits from paintballs could cause severe and everlasting harm to susceptible elements of the physique, just like the eyeball.

A supply informed the Solar-Instances mentioned that if Hillard had been shot within the head as a substitute of his physique, the result may have been far worse.

The boys, charged as juveniles, every face a felony rely of aggravated battery to a sufferer over 60 years outdated.

Hillard, who was a bodyguard for Mayor Jane Byrne, was superintendent from 1998 to 2003. In 1975, he was shot within the wrist and elbow whereas arresting a person for assault.

After the paintball assault, Hillard issued a press release saying: “He needs everybody to only be vigilant, remember, and be protected.”

(Supply: Solar-Instances Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Instances 2021.)

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