Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Daniel Perlman0
Bail set for man wounded in exchange of gunfire with police
A judge today set bail at $1.5 million for a man found hiding in a shed after being wounded when he exchanged gunfire with Chicago Police this week in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
Judge Donald Panarese set the $1.5 million bail for Richmond Wallace, according to Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokesman Stephen Campbell.
Wallace is scheduled to appear in court next on July 17, Campbell said.
Wallace, 22, of the 9100 block of South Laflin Street, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a peace office and aggravated discharge of a firearm at a peace officer, all of which are felonies, police said.
Early Wednesday, shortly after midnight, officers on patrol in the area of the 9200 block of South Justine Street heard five shots, according to Campbell, who was citing court documents.
The officers — who were inside a marked squad car, dressed in plainclothes and wearing bullet-resistant vests with badges — drove toward the mouth of the alley and saw Wallace running away from where they heard the gunfire so they followed him, according to Campbell.
One officer left the car to give chase on foot while the other officer drove to the opposite side of the alley to cut him off as Wallace tried to hop a fence, said Campbell.
The officer on foot saw Wallace point a gun at him and fire at him once. That officer returned fire and hit Wallace in the hand, Campbell said.
Wallace made it over the fence, however, and ran to a gangway where he again pointed a gun at the officer on foot and shot at him but did not hit him, Campbell said.
Wallace fled out of the gangway, where the officer driving had just pulled up. When Wallace pointed his handgun at the officer driving, that officer returned fire but missed and then went to check on his partner as Wallace fled again, this time into a shed in a yard nearby, Campbell said.
The officers followed a trail of blood to the shed and found Wallace hiding inside it. Two additional guns were found inside the shed, Campbell said.
Source: chicagotribune.com “Bail set for man wounded in exchange of gunfire with police,” July 1, 2013.