COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A North Lawndale man who had recently gotten out of prison for murder is back in jail again for allegedly attempting to gun down his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.
Edward Jones, 37, was ordered held without bail Thursday after he was charged with attempted murder.
Prosecutors said Jones, of the 1200 block of South Komensky Avenue, was identified as the gunman in a New Year's Day shooting earlier this month in the Austin neighborhood.
About 8:50 p.m. on Jan. 1, Jones' ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend were entering their home in the 1700 block of North Long Avenue when the two heard shots ring out.
They turned to see Jones firing a shotgun at them from the alleyway, prosecutors said. The boyfriend, 37, was hit with "two rounds to the back of the legs," according to police reports.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to both his thighs, and the episode has left the 37-year-old man "with a limp," according to court documents.
Jones, who has children with his ex-girlfriend, was arrested Jan. 21 at his home in North Lawndale, according to police reports.
Prosecutors told Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. that Jones was on parole for murder at the time of the shooting.
Jones had been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder but had been paroled in 2013, records show.
Panarese ordered Jones be held without bond.