Updated 08/22/14 – 1:28 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Two convicted felons have been hit with a slew of criminal charges, accused of shooting two police officers and taking eight people hostage in south suburban Harvey earlier this week.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports 40-year-old David Jordan, Dixmoor, and 41-year-old Peter Williams, of Chicago, each were charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, eight counts of home invasion, eight counts of aggravated kidnapping, and one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault Thursday night.
At a bond hearing at the Markham Courthouse on Friday, a Cook County judge set Jordan’s bond at $2 million, and Williams’ bond at $2.5 million.
Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves said a nearly 21-hour standoff with the two suspects started as a routine burglary call at 147th Street/Sibley Boulevard and Robey Avenue early Tuesday afternoon. The situation quickly escalated when someone inside the home called out to the two officers who responded.
“’They have guns and my children are inside.’ At that very moment, gunfire erupted, and the officer received a gunshot wound to his right forearm,” Eaves said.
Darnell Keel, a 15-year veteran officer, suffered a broken arm. The other officer was grazed by a bullet. They pulled back and called for backup, leading to the lengthy standoff as Jordan and Williams held eight people captive inside the house. Four boys aged 1 to 11 were slowly released on Tuesday afternoon and evening.