Monday, March 29, 2010

Bond set for man charged with burglarizing cop's home

A man charged in a police-involved shooting during an attempted burglary to the officer's own home was ordered held Sunday on $100,000 bond.
Lamont Ferdinand, 21, of the 7700 block of South Wolcott was charged Saturday with aggravated assault to a peace officer and residential burglary, police said.
Shots were fired at 9:03 a.m. Friday in the 7600 block of South Vernon Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
An off-duty officer fired shots at three people and may have struck one, Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Curtis Tarver said.
Ferdinand showed up with a gunshot wound to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County with bullets that were matched to the officer's gun and he was charged Saturday, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The other two people fled the scene after the apparent break-in attempt, police said.
Ferdinand was ordered held on $100,000 bond at a Sunday hearing, and will next appear in court April 2 at the Far South Felony Court (Br. 38), according to a spokesman for the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court's office.

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