Man arrested for Clinton Ave. shooting

Arrested for attempted murder

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have arrested a Chicago man for the May 11 non-fatal shooting of a father and son in the 200 block of Clinton Avenue. Tarik Page, 44, was arrested for two counts of attempted murder at 10:29 a.m., Aug. 10 in the 7100 block of Cermak Road in Berwyn.

The shooting took place at 1:30 a.m., May 11 when an intruder smashed the glass window of a door to the victims' home and fired, waking a father, 58, and his son, 20.

Upon hearing the father say he intended to call the police, the intruder fired several rounds through the door's broken window, striking the father in his shoulder and the son in his buttocks.

The father and son were subsequently transported to Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. 1st Ave., Maywood, where they received treatment for their injuries. Neither the son nor the father sustained life-threatening injuries.

At the time of the shooting, police believed the incident was an attempted home invasion and had no descriptions of the shooter.

DNA evidence taken from blood on the broken window glass connected Page to the crime. An off-duty duty Oak Park police detective saw Page in Berwyn, where Berwyn police arrested Page without incident then turned him over to the Oak Park Police Department. Page's bond is set at $2 million.


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William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 6th, 2020 12:30 PM

Kelly, Illinois law requires that convicts serve 50 percent of their sentence. If they have no discipline problems, they are fired on parole. There are a few exceptions, such as Class X felonies requiring serving 85 percent of the sentence, which is the federal penal model.

Kelly Bacon Desmarais from Oak park  

Posted: September 6th, 2020 9:27 AM

It sounds like he's not serving out his sentences. I'm sure the pattern will continue.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: August 18th, 2020 4:18 PM

Thanks for enlightening us, Brian.

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: August 18th, 2020 2:05 PM

@ William Dwyer: I am quite sure Page is not related to the Daleys. I am also quite sure he as a citizen will not be treated like a member of the Daley family. Which makes the issue of law suspect.

Andy Moss  

Posted: August 17th, 2020 7:59 PM

Yet another series of comments that makes it super-easy to identify all the assholes in Oak Park,

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: August 16th, 2020 4:17 PM

Tarik Page is related to the Daleys, Brian?! Who knew?

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: August 16th, 2020 3:01 PM

@ Bill Dwyer: In a County where the nephew of Mayor Daley spent years avoiding prosecution and then plead to a felony (prison time) and served time in DuPage County Jail, where felons cant be housed, anything is possible.

Suzan Smith  

Posted: August 16th, 2020 4:01 AM

He should go to jail for a very long time and stay there. He's lucky the home owners didn't have a gun.

Bill Stenger  

Posted: August 15th, 2020 4:42 PM

Appears as though Mr. Smith likes to deflect with another question rather than address the topic at hand.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 4:29 PM

Ummmm, Jeffrey? The reason non of us "little boys" talk about Trump's crimes- numerous as they are- is that he doesn't live in Oak Park. You know that, right, big guy?

Kevin Peppard  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 4:16 PM

Bill Dwyer is right, those should be Class X Felony charges. That means 6 to 30 years in prison with no possibility of parole. Home Invasion? Not so, because he didn't get inside. But two county of Aggravated Use of a Firearm, which is worse than Attempted Murder (that might only involve a hammer). Class X'ers cannot receive probation and given his career criminal history, he may die in prison before his sentence runs out. He then cannot continue to hurt people.

Ramona Lopez  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 1:30 PM

Looks like the comments here have 'triggered" Mr. Smith since they most likely contradict his orthodoxy. Clearly, his safe space has been violated. I suggest you get out of your playpen from time to time Mr. Smith.

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 12:16 PM

Everything about this story is unfortunate, especially for the people who were shot. It would be nice if all of the Trustees of this town were more focused on prevention of crime instead of trying to eliminate the the only slim protection we have from it. We have this problem, it is real, things like this are is in this paper every week, and the Trustees could care less.

Jeffrey Smith  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 10:21 AM

Glad to see all the usual Junior GOP Crime Scouts are on the case! Question: why don't you little boys ever talk about all the crimes being committed by Trump and his larcenous administration? Hmmmmm. Maybe you LIKE those crimes.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 9:17 AM

This is where your comments, in light of your 30 year background as a cop, are. mystifying, Brian. He's charged with a class X felony, and you of all people should know his case is going to a grand jury. So that's a really stupid bet.

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 8:44 AM

@ Rob Ruffulo: I will wager you two cold beers that between Covid, Tom Dart, and Kimm "Redd Foxx" Foxx he will be out on the street in two months.

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 8:32 AM

The person who attempted to help him overcome his reading disability was shunned by none other than Tarik Page.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 8:15 AM

Well, Tarik Page. There's a regular from past OP and RF crime reports. Eight separate prison sentences in 19 years. 2001- three years for burglary; 2002- 18 months for theft; 2004- 6 years for residential burglary; 2009- three years for theft, etc; 2011- one year for resisting and injuring officer; 2012- two years for theft; 2013- one year for theft; 2014- six years for burglary.

Rob Ruffulo  

Posted: August 14th, 2020 7:13 AM

50 years minimum sentence

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: August 13th, 2020 4:53 PM

The fabric of his backround has a rich hue and texture to it.

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