COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man was charged with attempted murder after he shot his ex-girlfriend's teen daughter on the West Side in November, according to prosecutors.
Ruben L. Nieves, 36, had violated an order not to go near his ex-girlfriend when he was in her Hermosa home in the 2500 block of North Lowell Avenue on Nov. 4, 2012, prosecutors said.
The ex-girlfriend's 16-year-old daughter had returned home from being out with friends about 11:30 a.m. and was pulling her keys out when Nieves came running down the stairs with a gun, according to Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto.
As the girl ran from him, Nieves shot her in the back, and a bullet went through her chest, Scaduto said.
He continued to chase her as she yelled "Help, help" and jumped into a car, Scaduto said. But Nieves kept shooting and struck the car six times, Scaduto said.
Nieves and the girl's mother had been in a relationship for 10 years, and Nieves had been ordered not to have contact with his ex or her daughter.
Nieves was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, three counts of firing on an occupied vehicle and violating an order of protection.
On Monday, Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Nieves, of the 2400 block of Monitor Avenue, held without bail.