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Man Held On $1 Million Bond For Shooting 2 Others

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CHICAGO (STMW) — An Englewood man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday for a South Side shooting that left one man paralyzed and another wounded.

Jermaine K. Roberts, 23, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery / discharge of a firearm for a January shooting in the 7300 block of South Racine Avenue, authorities said.

Roberts used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot an 18-year-old man in the left foot and a 20-year-old man in the back at 7:34 p.m. Jan. 18, authorities said. The man shot in the back was paralyzed from the waste down.

The victims identified Roberts in a photo spread, and police arrested him at 10:08 a.m. Friday when he showed up in court for an unrelated charge, according to court documents.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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