Police find gun at scene of Glenwood shooting; no charges yet
BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY email@example.com August 28, 2012 1:06PM
Glenwood police investigate the scene of a shooting in an apartment building at 557 Carroll Parkway Monday, August 27, 2012. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 30, 2012 6:13AM
Police have recovered one gun, and another is believed missing, from the Glenwood apartment where three men were wounded in what police believe was a Monday morning shootout.
All three men who were shot were sent to Ingalls Hospital in Harvey with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident in the 500 block of Carroll Parkway, police said.
Glenwood police and Illinois State Police crime scene investigators continued combing the area Tuesday for a second gun, Glenwood police Chief Demitrous Cook said.
Police retrieved one gun, a small amount of marijuana and two different types of handgun cartridges from the apartment where fourChicago men kicked in a back door and shot Jeffrey Dawkins, 21,who was in bed with his 2-year-old son, police said. The child was unharmed.
Police were trying Tuesday to determine who owns the gun that was found. No charges had been filed as of Tuesday morning.
Cook said he believes Dawkins returned fire, striking two of the four men — all of whom have criminal records and live on Chicago’s South Side, Cook said.
The four were apprehended moments after fleeing the site of the break-in. They were stopped in a silver van in the 17600 block of Halsted Street. No gun was found in the vehicle, leaving police to believe it was tossed out.
Dawkins was recuperating at Ingalls Hospital. One of the four men who broke in was treated for a gunshot wound in his leg and released to police custody. The two men who weren’t shot also were in police custody.
Police have not yet released their names.
“It’s possible it was gang-related, but we have not determined affiliation,” Cook said Tuesday. “No one is talking. If I could give a possible cause, I would. But everyone is all quiet.”
Dawkins lives in the apartment with his mother, Lorna Barrios, who was at work at the time. On Monday, Barrios denied the incident was gang-related, saying her son was never in a gang, “but maybe he had friends who were.”