Two years later, Oak Park cops arrest man in drive-by shooting

Shooting of Berwyn man took place on South Oak Park Avenue

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have filed charges against Rasheed Mujkovic, 25, for his connection to the drive-by shooting of a Berwyn man in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue in 2016.

Police said in a press release that they charged Mujkovic with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, in what they believe was a gang-related shooting that took place on May 28, 2016, at about 2:30 a.m.

Mujkovic already was in custody in Chicago on an unrelated charge of first-degree murder for an incident that took place within a few hours of the Oak Park shooting, according to police. He is being held in Cook County Correctional Center on charges related to the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Chicago man at a gas station in the Chicago neighborhood of Portage Park.

Oak Park police said they linked Mujkovic to the shooting through forensic evidence.

On the night of the shooting, the Berwyn man, 21, and three companions exited the CTA Blue Line station and headed south on South Oak Park Avenue. They exchanged words with the occupants of a parked sedan.

Shortly thereafter, the sedan slowly approached the men, and one shot was fired from what witnesses believe to be the driver's side window of the vehicle. The vehicle then sped off southbound on Oak Park Avenue.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and was treated at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. He recovered from the gunshot wounds, which police said were considered serious. Police said no motive was determined in the shooting.

"These charges coming nearly two years after the incident underscores the Oak Park Police Department's never-give-up approach to crime investigation," Oak Park Police Chief Anthony Ambrose said in the press release. "Incidents of this kind tend to make a splash and then quickly fade from public attention. But in this department, the investigation never ends until the case is closed."


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Ramona Lopez  

Posted: April 14th, 2018 11:55 PM

Here is a trib article about a young man arrested in Iowa. He was charged and arrested for murder in Chicago. He was on parole 2 weeks before he committed murder. This is EXACTLY what Alex is talking about. Also, I agree with Mr. Dwyer. He is anything but a leftist. Reading this article will literally make you sick to your stomach, that a judge would actually release him on his own recognizance.

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: April 14th, 2018 11:26 AM

Glad to help, Alex. But gotta correct your assumption that I have "leftist sensibilities." I'm quite conservative on some issues (pedophiles, national defense, etc) moderate on others and what some simple thinking people would call "left" on others (personal rights, general fairness, holding government accountable). I just happen to loathe uninformed opinions whatever the political persuasion. So I understand your confusion.

Alex Garcia  

Posted: April 14th, 2018 6:57 AM

Bill: Oh, that's great. Thanks very much and so sorry to offend your leftist sensibilitities. See, with so many repeat felons roaming Cook County, Tom Dart bragging about how many people he's released from his custody, Timothy Evans giving orders to his judges to be more lenient than ever, and Kim Foxx more concerned with social justice advocacy than criminal prosecution, I was kinda sorta concerned that would all play out in this case. However, you're telling me that this guy is safely behind bars. Now, can you also assure me that, if convicted, Rasheed will not get the automatic 50% discount in sentencing?

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: April 13th, 2018 4:58 PM

You can relax, Alex. Let me alleviate your ignorance- judges don't release people charged with attempt murder and weapons charges on I-Bonds. In Mr. Mujkovic's cases, if you'd bother to go on line, he's being held on "No bond." Your dreadful hand wringing liberal court system biases notwithstanding. Feel safe now?

Alex Garcia  

Posted: April 13th, 2018 4:05 PM

Has Kim Foxx or a Cook County judge already released him on an I-Bond?

Greg Mitchell  

Posted: April 10th, 2018 1:11 PM

Rasheed Mujkovic, now there is a name that is indicative of the melting pot that is the United States. Hope that if he is found guilty, he is appropriately punished.

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