COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A teen accused of shooting at a young couple apologized to one of the victims afterward, admitting he thought they were someone else, prosecutors said.
Daveed Lazard, 18, was charged with aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm after he shot a woman twice in her chest on June 16, prosecutors said.
The woman and her boyfriend, both 26, were in a car in the 1600 block of East 62nd Street when Lazard started shooting, prosecutors said.
Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said Lazard approached the man after the shooting and offered to pay for the damage the bullets did to his car.
"He thought they were someone else," she said.
The woman had to undergo surgery to remove one of the bullets, Scaduto said. The second remains lodged in her chest. The extent of the man's injuries was unknown.
Arrested Wednesday at Hyde Park High School, where he is a student, Lazard was ordered held on $700,000 bond by a Cook County judge Thursday.
Lazard lives a block from where the shooting occurred.
Prosecutors said he had no previous criminal history.