SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — A 53-year-old man was in a hospital bed, and not in court on Tuesday, when a Skokie Court judge set bond on charges stemming from a weekend confrontation in which he was shot by a Skokie police officer.
The suspect, P. Alan Luche Corro, remains under police guard at St. Francis Hospital, in Evanston, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg sustained in the Saturday confrontation.
A Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokesman said that Judge Jeffrey Warnick set bond at $150,000 in Corro’s absence.
Evanston Police notified Skokie Police that Corro allegedly grabbed a woman’s wrist while on board a CTA 97/Skokie bus at about 9:40 a.m. Saturday. The woman left the bus and called police while Corro stayed on board, prompting the alert.
Once in Skokie, Corro allegedly left the bus and confronted a shopkeeper on the 4800 block of Oakton Street, prompting her to run back into her store, lock the door and call 911. Eyewitnesses told police that Corro screamed, talked unintelligibly and kicked at the shop’s windows and door on and off until police arrived.
Skokie Police told WBBM that Corro allegedly lunged at the officers multiple times with a knife, then walked east on Oakton as police tried to use pepper spray and batons, neither of which stopped him. When the man turned and lunged at police again with a knife, he was warned several times to put the knife down. When he refused, an officer shot him in the leg.
Corro is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, attempted criminal trespass and unlawful use of a weapon. The incident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force.
Corro is next scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Sept. 24, in Room 105 of the Skokie courthouse.