Man Shot By U.S. Marshals Indicted

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man shot in the leg by U.S. Marshals in Logan Square last month was indicted Wednesday on assault and weapons charges for allegedly pointing a gun at those same marshals.

Jose Giron, 20, of the 1900 block of N. Rockwell St., was formally charged with five felonies, including three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin.

About 7:30 p.m. on April 29, U.S. Marshals observed Giron with a gun chasing several males in the 2100 block of North Bingham Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The marshals announced who they were, he allegedly turned and pointed the weapon at them, Zala said. Fearing for their safety, the marshals shot him.

He was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the upper leg, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

Belkis Cantor, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Marshals Service Chicago office, confirmed that more than one deputy U.S. Marshal was involved in the shooting. She was not able to say whether they were on or off duty.

Giron will be arraigned on June 7, Conklin said.

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  • Art

    These people are full of drugs and they drink like a fish that is why they get weapons of all kinds to kill innocent bystanders. Can anyone protect the children of the neighbborhood who are walking in the street and get shot for no reason at all? Where are the pastors, the priests the counselors to help the drunks not to drink anymore. The Bible says that we should not be drinking .
    Can anyone help them or someone will help them injail?

  • jimmy

    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.

    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.

    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.

    The FBI is using threats of violence by gang members and corrupt law enforcement to try to keep this information out of media.

  • mike

    One down 499 too go.

  • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

    What the hell is Jose’s immigration status?

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