‘A grand’ wanted not to testify
August 27, 2013 6:34PM
Updated: September 30, 2013 7:30AM
A Markham man shot last month in Chicago has been charged with trying to get $1,000 from a family member of the gunman for not testifying against him, according to Cook County prosecutors.
They said Larry Dennis was shot during a July 7 argument in the 16300 block of Laflin Avenue in Markham, when David Gordon fired from a vehicle into a group of people and struck Dennis.
Dennis was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital and later identified Gordon as the shooter, resulting in Gordon being charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, prosecutors said.
But on Aug. 21, Dennis told one of Gordon’s relatives that he would not testify against Gordon in exchange for “a grand,” according to prosecutors.
Dennis, 29, agreed to meet the person Aug. 26 at a Homewood coffee shop to collect the $1,000 and was immediately arrested court documents show.
Charged with felony bribery, Dennis was ordered held on $30,000 bail during a hearing Tuesday.
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