(CHICAGO) Two men charged with shooting toward an off-duty Chicago Police officer Thursday night on the West Side have been ordered held without bond.
Gustavo VillaGomez, 27, and Kevin Martinez, 20, both face one count of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, a felony, according to a statement from Chicago Police. VillaGomez was also cited for driving on a revoked license and Martinez was on bond for a previous firearm-related charge.
About 10:55 p.m. Thursday, the off-duty officer was at a red light in his personal vehicle in the 2600 block of West Division when an SUV approached on the passenger side and people inside yelled gang slogans at him, police said.
He identified himself as a Chicago Police officer and began to drive away, when the SUV followed and its occupants fired shots in his direction, police said. No one was injured.
The officer then drove to the Shakespeare District police station and gave a description of the SUV’s occupants, police said.
VillaGomez, of the 3200 block of South Lawndale, and Martinez, of the 1500 block of South 59th Avenue in Cicero, were apprehended a short time later and positively identified by the officer, police said.
On Sunday, they were both ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. They are both next scheduled to appear in court Monday.