Orr's Tyquone Greer in a January game against St. Joseph. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / March 11, 2014)
A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with a shooting at a West Side party Sunday that wounded six people, including Tyquone Greer, an Orr Academy High School basketball star.
Patrick Calhoun of the 1900 block of West Maypole Avenue was charged with six counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the shooting, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney's office.
About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a man got into an agrument with a person at a party on the 4900 block of Race Avenue. The man left the party but returned with a gun and shot into the home, said police.
The gunfire struck six people, including Greer, who is a Division I college basketball prospect. Greer was one of three victims taken to Stroger Hospital, said police. Greer, 19, suffered a wound to his calf. A 17-year-old boy suffered a wound to the face and a man, 18, was shot in the arm, said police.
Two other men, ages, 20 and 22, were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. One of them was shot in the chest, back and leg and was listed in serious condition. The other man suffered a wound to the calf. A woman, 20, walked into Loretto Hospital with wounds to her abdomen and lower leg. She was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital and listed in serious condition, said police.
Greer was treated and released from the hospital on Sunday and was at home recovering, according to his coach Adam Lewis.
Calhoun was scheduled to appear in Central Bond Court this afternoon.
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A-Trak and Cam'ron announced they will be releasing a joint EP dubbed Federal Reserve. Executive produced by Dame Dash, the project is set for a spring release. In the meantime, both artists covered the April/May issue of Complex. In addition to the cover story, both also shot a cinematic trailer for a movie titled Two The Hard Way. We suppose its purpose is only entertaining and now full-length fill will follow.
Jules Bahler, a 21-year-old suspected bank robber who was busted by the FBI after posting photos of himself on Facebook brandishing the weapons he allegedly used in the crime.
Bahler, or “King Romeo” as he calls himself, posted the photos of the submachine gun on March 5th, along with the caption “bought my first house And chopper today … lifes great.” That same day, according to the FBI, Bahler threatened staff at Chemical Bank branch in Bay City, Michigan with the assault-style weapon and fled with about $7,000.
But friends of “King Romeo” had the foresight to warn him about his ridiculous and incriminating pictures.
“U tripping brotha, a friend wrote on Bahler’s Facebook page. I wouldn’t show that sh– off like that cops be watching this sh– brotha.”
So much for common sense. Thanks to his selfies, authorities were able to match Bahler’s face to surveillance footage and link him to three robberies in Pontiac, Michigan.
According to the Daily Mail, Bahler is also accused of stealing $4,300 from Genisys Credit Union on February 26 and $4,000 from a Bank of America branch on March 4.
FBI officials and local sheriff’s deputies began staking out Bahler’s South Astor St, Pontiac, home – which he recently purchased – on March 7.
After Bahler emerged and drove off, the investigators stopped him, and said they found the machine gun in a duffel bag in the car.
Officials also said he…
It looks like when Sean “Diddy” Combs said “I told you that we won’t stop” he was dead serious. Bloomberg reports the Hip Hop mogul is looking to expand his media empire to include the music cable channel Fuse.
According to sources, Diddy put in a bid of $200 million to purchase Fuse and convert it to Revolt TV. He is said to be among several bidders for the network. Revolt is currently available to 22.8 million households through Comcast and Time Warner. Fuse, currently owned by the Madison Square Garden Company, reaches 74 million households.
The Dolan Family, who started MSG Co. and run the corporation, are supposedly seeking about $400 million for Fuse. “We are exploring strategic alternatives for Fuse, and will have no further comment during what is still an ongoing process,” MSG spokeswoman Kimberly Kerns told Bloomberg.
If Diddy is able to pull off the purchase, the bolstered Revolt TV will join his other business ventures including Bad Boy Entertainment and Cîroc vodka.
The 19-year-old pop star-turned-rebellious-teen ran into some issues with his vocabulary during a deposition taped in Miami last week that TMZ obtained and posted on their website.
Bratty Bieber isn’t in the mood to cooperate in the deposition regarding a lawsuit claim that his bodyguard beat up a photographer. At one point, a lawyer asks the Biebs if Usher was “instrumental in starting your career."
The clearly ungrateful Biebs replies, “I was found on YouTube. I think I was detrimental to my own career.”
The star’s lawyers quickly chime in and correct the sentence, pointing out that he meant instrumental, and then Bieber repeats “instrumental.”
It seems the singer doesn’t have much respect for Usher, who memorably mentored him during the start of his success.
“Do you know Raymond Usher IV?” the lawyer asks, and Bieber replies “No.” He only admits he knows the superstar performer when asked if he knows “an individual entertainer by the name of Usher,” to which Bieber replies “that sounds familiar.”
The star eventually admits that Usher is a close friend and confidante who was “helpful” at the start of his career.
But then Bieber gets really annoyed with the only person in the room who could care less how the proceedings go -- the court reporter.
Bieber responds "Yeah" so faintly to a question that the court reporter apologetically has to ask him to speak up because she can't hear him, to which Bieber blurts: "Yes and no are fu**ing pretty, pretty different."