johnnie jones Man, 70, Charged With Near South Side Shooting

Johnnie Jones (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 70-year-old man was charged Wednesday in connection with a shooting Monday on the Near South Side that left another man critically wounded.

Johnnie Jones, 70, of the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery with a handgun after he allegedly shot a 41-year-old man on the same block about 1:18 p.m. Monday, according to police News Affairs.

Jones shot the man multiple times during an argument, police said.

Officers were able to take Jones into custody without further incident, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. A 32-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.

The victim was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg, he said.

Jones is scheduled to appear in bond court later Wednesday.

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