CHICAGO (CBS) — A 24-year-old man who barricaded himself inside a South Side home for three hours Thursday afternoon after exchanging gunfire with Chicago Police has been charged with attempted murder.
William Jones, of the Gresham neighborhood, was charged with three felony counts of attempted first-degree murder; three counts of aggravated battery for discharging a firearm at a police officer; and two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police said.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
Officers responded at 12:26 p.m. to a call of a person with a gun in the 7600 block of South Lowe and saw Jones and another male run into a building, according to Chicago Police.READ MORE: Booster Shot Clinic Being Held At Dirksen Federal Courthouse Starting Friday
The officers were following them when Jones turned and fired shots at officers, who then returned fire, police said. No one was struck.
A SWAT team responded to the scene and Jones was taken into custody about 3:30 p.m., police said. The other male was not located.
Jones was denied bond at a hearing Saturday, according to Cook County sheriff’s office records. He was scheduled back in court Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warmup Ahead
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