COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A classroom full of first graders in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood narrowly escaped injury this week when two bullets pierced a classroom window.
Now, police say they have the teen who fired the shots. He was ordered held without bond Wednesday.
Twenty-seven first graders were in the classroom Monday when two of the bullets that Anthony Jamison intended for an 18-year-old slammed through the window at Joplin Elementary School, 7931 S. Honore St., said Cook County Assistant States Attorney Lorraine Scaduto.
The 18-year-old was also hit by a bullet, getting shot in the leg in the 1800 block of West 79th Street, police and prosecutors said.
A witness told police a man in a yellow jacket fired the shoots, Scaduto said.
When police found Jamison in the home of Devin Pettis, 25, Jamison was wearing a yellow jacket, she said.
Jamison allegedly "dumped" three guns at Pettis' house after the shooting, telling Pettis "this s--- is hot," Scaduto said.
Jamison, of the 8800 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, is charged with aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm near a school.
Pettis, of the 2100 block of West 77th Place, faces three counts of unauthorized use of a weapon by a felon, having a firearm and ammunition without a valid license, and possession of an unregistered firearm.
A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered Jamison held without bail and set Pettis' bail at $200,000.