LOGAN SQUARE — A pair of men on bikes tried to rob two women, then shot one of the women in her leg as they were giving up their belongings this week in Logan Square, prosecutors said.
D’angelo Moore, 21, of suburban Hazelcrest, has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery, aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery in the stickup, which happened 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said.
Moore was ordered held without bail at a bond court hearing Wednesday.
Moore and another man are accused of attacking two women, 26 and 29.
The women were walking when they saw two men on bikes blocking the crosswalk at Spaulding Avenue and Cortland Street, prosecutors said.
When the women turned around, Moore and the other man came up to them from behind and demanded their purses at gunpoint, prosecutors said.
As the women were giving up their belongings, the second man fired shots, hitting one of the women in her leg, prosecutors said.
Both women dropped their belongings and ran down Spaulding Avenue to a nearby apartment building, buzzing furiously for help until a resident answered, prosecutors said. The uninjured woman used a sweater as a tourniquet on her friend, prosecutors said.
The wounded woman was taken to the hospital for treatment, prosecutors said.
Police spotted the two men removing black latex gloves shortly after the shooting, prosecutors said. Police arrested Moore, but the gunman got away on his bike, prosecutors said.
The uninjured woman identified Moore as one of the attackers, prosecutors said.
Police found the victims’ belongings — purses, keys and cellphones — at the crime scene and a different location, prosecutors said.
Moore’s defense attorney said the gun may have been fired unintentionally, and her client wasn’t armed and wasn’t found with any stolen belongings. She said Moore doesn’t have a criminal record, lives with his parents, has a job at a bike shop and works with children at Communities United.
In arguing for Moore to be denied bail, a Cook County prosecutor said he “is clearly a danger to the community in that he forcibly took property from two victims while the co-offender pointed the firearm, and the co-offender discharged the firearm and subsequently struck one of the victims.”
The judge sided with prosecutors, saying Moore “was very much more than merely present.”
Moore is next scheduled to appear in court Monday.
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