Man Arrested In Robbery And Shooting of 71-Year-Old Chicago Lawn Man

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was arrested and charged Friday in connection to the robbery and shooting of a 71-year-old Chicago Lawn man.

Antoine J. Davis, 30, of the 6800 block of South Washtenaw Avenue was arrested Friday night at approximately 4:15 p.m. outside his residence, according to Chicago Police.

Antoine Davis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Antoine Davis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Davis was charged after being identified as the armed male offender. Surveillance video from a neighbor’s house showed the whole attack from start to finish.

Davis and another man approached 71-year-old Fred LaGuardia, Tuesday, Sept. 6 while he was watering his neighbor’s lawn on the 7000 block of South California Avenue. The suspects demanded LaGuardia’s wallet; after he refused Davis shot LaGuardia in the stomach, robbed him and fled the scene on bicycle.

LaGuardia has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

The Marquette Park community announced Thursday a $10,000 reward for information, in hopes someone would come forward after watching the video.

Davis faces robbery and aggravated battery with firearm charges.

Davis was scheduled to appear Saturday in Cook County Bond Court. He was held without bond.

There was no immediate information on whether the second man involved in the incident has been caught.

There is no further information at this time.

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