Three West Pullman men remained in custody Sunday after one allegedly shot at police while attempting to escape arrest.
Cook County Judge James Brown denied bail for Kentre Nixon, 21, Johnny Hill, 22 and Nicholas Dominick, 18, all of the 12200 block of South Normal Street, after hearing prosecutors explain how Nixon intended to shoot the officer chasing him shortly after midnight Friday.
According to police reports, a Chicago Police Department gang investigation unit observed Nixon and the two other defendants congregating in the 12200 block of South Normal when Nixon fled down a gangway.
Pausing when he reached a fence, Nixon turned around to face the officer. He allegedly pointed a gun at the officer and fired once, prosecutors said. The officer, unscathed, fell to the ground and returned one shot as Nixon climbed over the fence.
Another officer saw Nixon drop the gun and run behind a nearby house, prosecutors said.
Police recovered a 9 mm handgun with one spent shell casing jammed inside, according to prosecutors. A search of Nixon's home uncovered a 9 mm clip and a box of bullets.
Nixon admitted to fleeing police and to being the owner of the gun. Nixon appeared in court with a bandaged left arm, which prosecutors said he cut jumping over the fence.
Family members of the three men who appeared in bond court Sunday disputed allegations made by police.
"Only two shots were fired, and police fired both of them; We have a witness," said Kimberly Nixon. "They were just walking down the street; They were only two doors down from their home. What reason did the police have to jump out of their car and bother them."
Hill of the 12200 block of South Normal, was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found 7 ecstasy pills which he allegedly dropped on the ground. Hill was on probation for residential burglary at the time.
Nicholas Dominick, 18, of the same block, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after police recovered a .45 caliber chrome semiautomatic handgun with a defaced serial number. He was ordered held on $75,000 bail, according to Cook County sheriff's office records. He was on parole.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times