Little information has been released about a substantial police presence in Oak Park near North and Harvey avenues on Monday evening, but Chicago police report they have arrested a man who allegedly fired a gun in the 5800 block of West Erie Street.
Devin Spencer, 24, of the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard, was arrested on Sept. 14, and charged with criminal trespass to a residence and reckless misconduct, Chicago police spokeswoman Michele Lemons said in a telephone interview.
She said officers responded to shots fired at 4:25 p.m. and upon arrival to the 5800 block of West Erie, witnessed Spencer and at least one other offender in a vehicle at the intersection of Mayfield and Ohio.
Chicago police followed the vehicle to the intersection of Merrimac and Wabansia, Lemons said.
"The offender bailed out of his vehicle at one point and the officers gave chase and one offender [Spencer] was place into custody," Lemons said.
Spencer was in bond court on Tuesday and was released after posting $500 on a $5,000 bond, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. He returns to court on Sept. 23.
Oak Park Sgt. Michael Lepczynski said in a telephone interview that Oak Park police assisted Chicago cops by setting up a perimeter around the area of North and Harvey avenues. Lepczynski said that a suspect at one point had run into a nearby grocery story, although he did not identify the business.
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