Man arrested for attempted murder in Oak Park

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have arrested a Chicago man and charged him with one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a handgun.

Village of Oak Park spokesman David Powers said in an email that police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired at about 2:30 p.m. on March 24 near the intersection of Austin Boulevard and Roosevelt Road.

Police later discovered a 43-year-old man with a "wound to his arm" in front of an apartment building in the 1100 block of Austin Boulevard.

Powers said in the email that police then took into custody Marcelino Ruiz, 39, of the 5900 block of Roosevelt Road, Chicago.

They found him in the basement of a building in the same block. Police also discovered a handgun on the roof of Ruiz's apartment building in the 5900 block of West Roosevelt Road.

The victim was transported to Loyola Medical Center and questioned by police.

Ruiz is being held in Cook County Jail on a $1 million bond. Ruiz's next court date is 9 a.m., April 1 in room 103 of  the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse in Maywood.


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Rob Ruffulo  

Posted: March 29th, 2019 8:56 AM

Just call Michelle Obama, who will call Kim Foxx!

Jon Dvorak  

Posted: March 27th, 2019 12:11 AM

Kim Foxx will have him back on the street by the weekend.

Alex Garcia  

Posted: March 26th, 2019 5:04 PM

And Cook County's justice system will release him in 3, 2, 1...

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