Bond Set At $150K For Man Shot By Cop After Attack On CTA Bus
Updated 11/24/12 – 4:11 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – A 28-year-old southwest side man was still in the hospital Saturday — as a judge set bond at $150,000 for charges stemming from his Thanksgiving Day attack on a CTA bus driver, its passengers and police officers.
An officer shot the suspect, Ismael Jamison, during the confrontation near 63rd Street and California Avenue.
Ismael Jamison, of the 6600 block of South Sacramento Avenue, remained at Christ Hospital, in Oak Lawn, at the time of his scheduled appearance Saturday in Central Bond Court on charges of aggravated battery to a transit employee and rider, aggravated assault to a police officer and resisting arrest.
The driver of the 94/California bus was able to curb the vehicle as the man began to beat him. At that point, another passenger got off of the bus and flagged down a passing police car.
When Jamison spotted the officer, he allegedly took off some of his clothing and flailed his arms in a threatening manner, despite being ordered to stop. Instead, he allegedly charged at the officer, who then fired his gun, wounding Jamison.
Prosecutors said that other officers responding to the scene had to Taser Jamison twice after that to subdue him.
Jamison has five felony convictions on his record. Illinois Deptartment of Corrections records indicate that Jamison was paroled most recently in early October after serving three years of a seven-year sentence for aggravated battery to a police officer. He also has served time for attempted carjacking.
Jamison’s next court date is Thursday.