Teen charged in Chatham paintball attack on former CPD superintendent; 2nd minor also investigated

Teen charged in Chatham paintball attack on former CPD superintendent; 2nd minor also investigated

CHICAGO (TOC) — A 17-year-old is charged in a paintball assault on former CPD superintendent Terry Hillard over Memorial Day weekend.

Hillard spent about 35 years with the Chicago Police Division and can also be a Vietnam veteran.

In response to his spokesman, Hillard was doing yardwork in entrance of his dwelling in Chatham Sunday night when he was struck by a paintball fired from a passing automobile.

The assault was captured on surveillance video, which captures Hillard in his entrance yard when a automobile pulls up and a passenger opens the door. ABC7 has frozen the video earlier than Hillard is struck by a flurry of paintballs.

The retired superintendent, who’s in his late 70s, didn’t have to go to the hospital.

Officers discovered the video the day after the assault, and mentioned it helped them establish the alleged attackers.

The Cook dinner County State’s Lawyer’s Workplace charged a 17-year-old with felony aggravated battery on a sufferer aged 60 or over. The courtroom imposed situations of a curfew, ordered the teenager to not have contact with Hillard and ordered the teenager to not use or possess a paintball gun.

Prosecutors say this teen is the alleged shooter. There may be an ongoing investigation involving a second minor, probably the alleged driver, who police arrested Wednesday.

“Terry maintains that he hopes folks will be taught from this and reminds everybody to remember, be vigilant, and be protected,” his spokesman mentioned in a press release.

Police say it seems the assault on Hillard was random, that the folks in that automobile didn’t know him. And police say they’ve acquired studies of comparable latest paintball assaults in that very same space.

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