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No bail for man charged with shooting Chicago firefighter in Albany Park
Updated Feb 8, 2020, 1:49pm CST

A Northwest Side man was ordered held without bail Saturday on charges he shot a Chicago firefighter who was responding to a car fire last weekend in the Albany Park neighborhood.

Hollis Williams, 29, faces multiple felony counts including aggravated battery of a firefighter, aggravated battery of a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, in addition to multiple traffic violations.

Announcing the charges against Williams, interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck called the Feb. 2 shooting ďan attack on the whole fabric of society,Ē but a defense attorney insisted the firefighter was hit by a stray bullet from shots that were fired in self-defense.

It started about 1 a.m. last Sunday when two people in a light-colored vehicle pulled up to a Chrysler 300 in the 3300 block of West Wilson, doused it in lighter fluid and set it on fire, Cook County prosecutors said at Williamsí hearing.

The Chryslerís owner was in the ground-floor apartment across the street with Williams and a woman when they heard a commotion, went outside and saw the Chicago Fire Department responding to the car fire, prosecutors said.

While firefighters tried to put out the blaze, the woman in Williamsí group went to move her vehicle, which was parked behind the burning Chrysler, but the two people who were still driving around in the light-colored vehicle fired shots at her, prosecutors said. Williams and the Chryslerís owner allegedly fired back at them.

Firefighters heard the gunfire and took cover, but a 36-year-old fireman caught in the crossfire was hit in the left leg
, prosecutors said. He was stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.


Second man charged in shooting of Chicago firefighter in Albany Park
Feb 12, 2020, 3:09am CST

A second man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Chicago firefighter earlier this month in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

Jermaine White, 29, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, Chicago police said. He was arrested Monday afternoon in south suburban Lansing.

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