Teen Charged With Bringing Gun To Water Tower Place

CHICAGO (CBS) — An Uptown teen has been charged with two felonies after getting caught with a loaded gun at Water Tower Place.

Dimitri Stephen, 19, of the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue, is charged with two felonies — unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the incident, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

Near North District Sgt. Kenneth Angarone is being credited with a quick-thinking move that led to Stephen’s capture. While deploying officers on foot patrol along Michigan Avenue around 6 p.m. Monday, Angarone noticed a large group of teens leaving Water Tower Place, police said.

The area around the Magnificent Mile is near the site of several recent mob attacks and robberies that have left people seriously injured, and more recently, a mob theft from a Walgreens drugstore that involved some 50 young people.

Aware of the incidents, Angarone approached the group, at which point Stephen threw the gun away and started to run off, police said.

Officers quickly caught Stephen, and the loaded handgun was recovered, police said.

Bond for Stephen was later set at at $25,000, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 5 in North Felony Court (Br. 42), according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Joe Patroni

    If Illinois had concealed carry, thugs like him would just be released rather than charged with UUW. Instead of penn time, he could righfully say, he had a right to carry this cannon into a mall.

    • rc


      You would have to go through scrutiny and get permits. The thug had an illegal gun.

      Try to make elementary distinctions. It’s not that hard.

  • Bob

    his mommy said he is a good boy. it’s not his gun, he is just holding it until he can turn it in to the man.

    • Right

      And get another handout at the “gun turn in.”

    • NWA

      Every comment


  • Bob

    Did he have a permit or even a foid card ? Did he buy it legally ? I bet not. Trace the gun by serial number and see it’s history.

    • NWA

      You made


  • Bob

    They will be with father Michael Pfleger at St. Sabina holding hands with this monster’s mommy and auntie.

    • NWA

      is stupid


  • Bob

    What happened to the comment about Jesse and Al Sharpton ??? Who removed it ?

    • NWA



  • Bob

    They are all true though.


    Oh don’t you just love these little negros, they just love to play with toys, like hand guns Kinda like carrying a banana.

  • Young Sco

    Well at least we dont kill large amounts of ppl or kill our parents because they wouldnt attend to us

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