CHICAGO — A man jumped from his roof to escape police after he shot a Chinese food delivery driver, prosecutors said.
Dominique Anderson rolled into court in a wheelchair Monday, his broken leg in a brace, after prosecutors said he leapt from the roof of his home when police showed up investigating the shooting of a 52-year-old delivery man.
The 21-year-old Anderson was arrested Friday after he tried to rob the driver, who was stopped in the 2600 block of East 106th Street in South Deering on a delivery shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.
Anderson walked up to the delivery driver's car, flashed a gun and ordered him to hand over his money, prosecutors said. When the man hit the gas, Anderson fired one shot into the car, striking him in the back, prosecutors said.
Anderson, of the 10800 block of South Hoxie Avenue, was charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery.
When police searched his home, they found a .40-caliber semiautomatic gun wrapped in an American flag hidden in the ceiling, according to court records. They also saw Anderson jump from the roof.
Both Anderson and the victim were treated and released from hospitals.
Anderson's bail amount was not immediately available.