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Saturday Concert Will Benefit Teen Musician Shot By Suburban Cop In Irving Park

Rylan Wilder, 15, won't be able to play in the show at Martyrs, but his supporters will — and funds will benefit the recovering Lane Tech student.

Rylan Wilder, a musician and student at Lane Tech High School, was shot Nov. 19 in Irving Park. He performed at Riot Fest in 2019.
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IRVING PARK — Friends of the Lane Tech student shot by a suburban police officer who was pursuing a bank robbery suspect last week are hosting a concert Saturday to benefit his family.

Rylan Wilder, 15, has been playing with the band Monarchy Over Monday for the past three years. In October, the band announced they’d be playing a show at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., on Saturday alongside Mock Nine, Friko and Neptune’s Core.

That changed last Tuesday when Wilder, working as a student intern at UpBeat Music and Arts at 4318 W. Irving Park Road, was wounded in a shootout between police and an alleged bank robber.

“His band won’t be playing, but his bandmates are all going to be there,” said Tom Wilder, Rylan Wilder’s father.

Since getting shot Wilder has been in the hospital recovering from his injuries and has already undergone multiple surgeries to his arm and stomach.

His parents launched the GoFundMe on Sunday to help cover the cost of his recovery and future surgeries. It’s raised over $53,538 as of Wednesday.

Earlier this week the family also announced it was going to court in order to get the police records from the shooting that hospitalized their son.

Judge Daniel Gillespie ordered Chicago and Des Plaines police to turn over the evidence to the shooting during a court hearing Tuesday.

“The judge agreed to have them turn over the evidence within 31 days,” said Timothy Cavanagh, the family’s attorney.

The all-ages show for Wilder starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

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