A West Side man has been charged with firing a gun outside an overcrowded club and a woman was charged with running down another patron during a chaotic disturbance early Friday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said.
Dowan Hasley, 25, of the 4700 block of West Race Avenue, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and misdemeanor obstructing identification for giving police the wrong identification when they arrested him Sunday morning at his home, according to police. Hasley was expected to appear in court today. Bond information was not immediately available.
Police were called to Brick's Sports Bar and Grill, at 4422 W. Madison St., about 1 a.m. Friday after someone reported overcrowding. When officers got there the doors were locked and the people inside wouldn’t let them in, according to a police report.
The officers were eventually admitted and counted at least 270 people in a building with a legal capacity of only 99, police said.
As police were investigating, a group of apparently intoxicated women began fighting outside, police said.
One of the women, Alexis H. Dumas, 29, tried to drive away but struck several parked cars and hit another woman involved in the fight, police said. Dumas, of the 800 block of North Latrobe, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence, misdemeanor drunk driving, driving with a suspended license and without insurance. The woman hit by the car was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and was listed in good condition, police said.
While the fight was going on, Hasley fired a handgun outside the club, jumped in his car and took off down an alley, police said. The car hit a building and a parked car behind the 1500 block of South Kostner Avenue before Hasley ran away, according to police. Police traced the vehicle to Hasley at his home who at the time denied he was Hasley.
A handgun was found inside the club.
The holder of the club's license, Bettie Johnson, 56, was charged with reckless conduct and license violations, police said. Johnson, of the 4100 block of West Madison Street, is listed in city records as the owner and secretary of the club.
Hasley was ordered held on $75,000 bail while Dumas was ordered held on $50,000 bail, according to court records.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times