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Police Find Suspect Hiding in Attic

July 26th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

A 31 year old man is in critical condition after being shot in the back several times. One of those bullets just missed the victim’s spine. Police say that the victim’s girlfriend walked outside of her house and saw him being held with a gun pointed to his head by a man she later identified as Christopher Boyd, 30. She begged Boyd to let her boyfriend go and he lifted the gun away. As the victim began to run into the house, Boyd began shooting at him.

According to a report on CBS Chicago, police received a tip later in the day from someone who claimed that the person who committed the shooting was hiding out in a nearby home.  Police received permission from the residents of the house to enter and search inside. As police were looking around, they noticed paint chips falling from the ceiling. They could also hear movement coming from upstairs in the attic. When they looked in the attic, there was Boyd, attempting to hide. He complied when told by officers to come down from the attic and was arrested.

The victim is expected to survive his injuries. Prosecutors did not release a motive for the shooting. Boyd was arraigned on a charge of aggravated battery with a gun, the judge denied bond, basing his decision on Boyd’s multiple felony convictions, which included prison time served for resisting arrest in a 2010 incident that injured an officer. He was paroled for that charge in May.

A felony conviction could mean a prison sentence, among other consequences that can last for years. If you’ve been charged with a felony, you need to hire an experienced, Cook County criminal defense attorney who can help protect your rights.

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