Two Men Charged In New Year’s Day Police-Involved Shooting
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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two men have been charged in connection with a New Year’s Day shooting in which police shot at least one person in the Roseland neighborhood.
Two other people were shot in the incident in the 100 block of West 105th Street Wednesday, though it was not clear whether they had been shot by police, according to a news release from Chicago Police.
Michael C. Williamson, 26, of Fort Belvoir, Va., faces felony charges of aggravated assault with a firearm on a peace officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, police said. His bail was set at $50,000 on Friday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. Williamson is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8.
Princeton G. Burton-Williamson, 25, of the 7100 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, was charged with felony counts of reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. His bond was set at $55,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
The incident started just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West 105th Street. Multiple police units were chasing a person on foot when officers heard gunshots on the block, according to the release.
Officers approached a house and saw someone on a back porch holding a handgun, the release said.
An officer shot the person after the person refused to drop the gun and pointed the weapon toward police, the release said.
Two men were taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Fire Media Affairs Spokesman Juan Hernandez said.
A woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, Hernandez said. Her age was not immediately known.
Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.
A witness who said she was a sibling of all three victims told reporters at the scene that her family was holding a New Year’s Eve party at the home where the shooting happened.
Officers were not injured in the shooting, police said.
The Independent Police Review Authority is reviewing the shooting.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)