Chicago man charged in Tinley Park shooting incident
BY STEVE METSCH firstname.lastname@example.org September 13, 2012 12:55PM
Seven people were arrested late Tuesday night after a drive-by shooting near the Always Open convenience store at 183rd & Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. | Larry Ruehl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 15, 2012 9:51AM
A 20-year-old Chicago man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident Tuesday night outside a convenience store in Tinley Park, police said.
Jesus E. Reyes was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, according to a news release from the police. No one was injured in the shooting.
Bail for Reyes was set Thursday at $200,000 at the Bridgeview courthouse. He is next due in court Oct. 4, police said.
Six other people who police questioned were released without charges, Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Pat McCain said Thursday.
The incident came after an argument between rival gang members who had part-time jobs at the same warehouse, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said.
The rivals were on a break about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from their jobs at a warehouse in the 18800 block of Oak Park Avenue when they decided to go buy beer at the store at 183rd Street and Oak Park, Zabrocki said.
“They had two cars, one from each group. There went in, bought beer. Words were exchanged. Somebody threw a bottle at the other guy. Then shots were exchanged,” Zabrocki said.
After the shots were fired, the gang members got back into their cars and went back to work, Zabrocki said.
“Back at the warehouse, somebody told a supervisor about shots being exchanged, and the supervisor called the police. So did a person near” the shooting scene,” he said.
When police went to the warehouse, the suspects fled in two cars but were apprehended on 191st Street, just west of Oak Park Avenue, police said.
Police found several shell casings near the store, and a .25-caliber handgun was recovered from one of the vehicles, police said.