COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A fight at a party over a cell phone ended in a near-fatal shooting when one of the men involved shot the "peacemaker" four times, prosecutors said.
Letroy Fields, 34, was "belligerent" and fighting with another man at a party in the 11600 block of South Harvard Avenue early Sunday morning, prosecutors said. He was asked to leave, and as another party goer who knew Fields was escorting him out, Fields pulled a gun and started shooting.
The victim, a 30-year-old man, was struck four times, in the chest, both arms and the buttocks, prosecutors said. He is hospitalized and not expected to survive.
"I hope he ain't dead," Fields allegedly said to police after his arrest. "I love the s--- out of that man. I ain't no dog."
Fields, of the 12000 block of South Wentworth Avenue, could be heard muttering profanity under his breath in court Tuesday after a Cook County judge ordered held without bail on the charge of attempted murder.
According to a police report, Fields also claimed he was shot and did appear to have a graze wound on his leg.