LAKEVIEW — A man with visible face tattoos including the White Sox logo and a cross has been charged with a shooting in the 7-Eleven parking lot outside Wrigley Field, police said.
The 25-year-old victim was shot because he tried to stop Marcus Harris from robbing another man outside Deuce's & The Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark St., authorities said. He was listed in serious condition.
Harris, 26, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, was charged with aggravated battery with discharge of firearm, attempted robbery with a firearm and obstructing identification. In his mug shot, the White Sox tattoo can be seen on the left side of his face.
Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said Harris is on parole for making false reports to 911, which he allegedly called more than 100 times to report rapes that were not happening. Harris "spoke lewdly to 911 operators" as well, Harris said.
The victim and another man were outside a bar about 3:25 a.m. Sunday when they were approached by Harris, who they both recognized, when Harris tried to rob the other man.
"'What's up? I know you got some bread,'" Scaduto said Harris told the man.
The victim, a 25-year-old man, stepped in to try to stop the robbery, she said. Harris got angry, said "mind your own business" and shot him.
The man was shot in the back in the parking lot of the convenience store, police said on Sunday. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he remains in serious condition, according to police.
Harris, spotted by police who recognized his face tattoos from the description, was arrested Monday in the 1000 block of Argyle Street.
According to court records, Harris is a Gangster Disciple in the Guttaville faction.
Town Hall Police Cmdr. Elias Voulgaris told Southport Neighbors on Monday that while Harris is a gang member, the shooting was not related to a feud or rivalry. The victim is also a South Side resident, Voulgaris said.
Police said Harris was arrested after officers saw him on the street and identified him by his facial tattoos, which the victim described to police.
Judge James Brown ordered Harris held on $900,000 bail Tuesday afternoon.