Man Charged in Palmer House Hilton Shooting

By DNAinfo Staff on February 15, 2013 7:01am  | Updated on February 15, 2013 9:44am

 Brian M. Miller was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.
Brian M. Miller was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A shooting at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in the heart of Chicago's Loop has led to charges against an Evanston man.

Brian M. Miller was charged overnight with shooting a 25-year-old man in the leg during a late-night party on the hotel's 22nd floor in January, police said.

Miller, of the 1700 block of Madison Street in Evanston, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, police said. He is due in bond court Friday.

The shooting occurred about 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 20, police said. The victim was was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said.

A Palmer House has stood at State and Monroe streets since 1870, when businessman Potter Palmer built the luxury hotel as a wedding present for his wife, Bertha. It burned down in the Chicago Fire. It was replaced — and then replaced again. The existing building was built in 1925 and is a Chicago landmark.

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