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Bond Denied for Suspect in Millenium Park Area Shooting

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Bond has been denied for a reputed gang member accused of killing a Berwyn man, near Millennium Park, over the weekend.

Cook County prosecutors say Paul Pagan was riding his bike with his girlfriend and her five children, last Saturday night, when he decided to get involved in an argument that was in-progress between 54-year old Peter Fabbri and a group handing out religious pamphlets.

Pagan is accused of shooting Fabbri in the stomach and then, in the head, at point-blank range.

Pagan, of the 500 block of West 45th Street in Chicago, has previous convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless conduct, pot possession and possession of a stolen vehicle.

In denying bond, Judge James Brown said Pagan “presents a great danger to the community.”

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No bond for third suspect charged with Tyshawn Lee’s murder

(CHICAGO) The alleged getaway driver connected to the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was ordered held without bail on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Kevin Edwards was the third suspect to be charged, effectively closing the case that Cook County Judge James Brown said “shocked the city to its core.”

“Actually, it shocked the nation. … That a 9-year-old boy could be executed while playing basketball because he was related to a gang member,” the judge added.

Edwards, of the 10600 block of South Green Street, has always been enrolled in special education classes, Assistant Public Defender Kathryn Lisco told Brown.

Given his “minimal mental faculties,” he could not come up with such a deadly plot, Lisco argued as 23-year-old Edwards stood in a gray sweatshirt and black and red pajama pants.

But Edwards, a member of the Bang Bang Gang Terrordome faction of the Black P-Stones, had threatened to retaliate in a shooting that killed his co-defendant’s brother, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.

He allegedly said those who killed 25-year-old Tracey Morgan on Oct. 13 “tweaked and everybody must die.”

Police have said Tyshawn was killed in retaliation for Morgan’s murder, who was killed after he left a police-sponsored meeting of parolees whose goal was to resolve gang conflicts in the area.

Pierre Stokes, Tyshawn’s father, allegedly belongs to a faction of the rival Gangster Disciples.

The alleged gunman, 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty, and Morgan’s brother, 27-year-old Corey Morgan, have already been charged with the murder and are being held without bail at Cook County Jail.

A car Edwards was in was stopped for a traffic violation over the weekend and he was arrested for resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer, according to the Vermilion County sheriff’s office.

Edwards jumped out of the car and took off running before he was caught a block away, Santini said. He gave the arresting officer a false name.

Edwards was held at the jail in Danville before he was transferred to Chicago.

A first-degree murder warrant has been out for Edwards’ arrest since about four weeks after Tyshawn’s slaying on Nov. 2, 2015.

Authorities have said Tyshawn was lured into an alley and killed execution-style in the 8000 block of South Damen in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Boone-Doty offered to take the boy to a store for candy and walked him down the alley before shooting him repeatedly at close range, prosecutors allege.

Witnesses said they saw Edwards’ dark-colored SUV follow Tyshawn and Boone-Doty into the alley, Santini said.

After the shooting, Boone-Doty jumped into the van, which the murder suspects later wiped down with cleaning products, Santini said.

The internal global positioning system was reset and the SUV was abandoned.

But police were able to retrieve the GPS data, which showed that Edwards’ SUV was parked in and around Dawes Park at the time of Tyshawn’s murder, Santini said.

No bond for two charged with shooting at off-duty police officer in Humboldt Park

(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.