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Stolen Rims Lead to Shooting: Prosecutors

By Erin Meyer | May 7, 2014 7:58am
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A neighbor somehow triggered the fury of three brothers after informing one of them that the rims had been stolen from his car, prosecutors said.

Lamar, Lamont and Ladarius Simms confronted the neighbor, a 23-year-old man, outside his West Englewood home Monday morning after he informed one of the three brothers about the missing rims, prosecutors said.

A fight ensued, and Ladarius Simms was told by the other two brothers to go get a gun, prosecutors said Tuesday.

A woman who lives at the same address with the neighbor saw Ladarius Simms with the weapon, prosecutors said. She tried to get him not to shoot, telling him that her 2-year-old son was inside the home.

Ladarius ignored the woman and fired three shots in the direction of the door where the 23-year-old man had fled, prosecutors said. No one was injured by the gunfire.

Lamar, 26, Ladarius, 22, and Lamont, 27, all of the 2000 block of West 69th Place, were arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated discharge of a gun at an occupied building, one count for each time Ladarius allegedly shot at the home with the child inside.

A Cook County judge ordered Ladarius Simms held without bail on Tuesday when the three appeared in court. Bond for Lamar and Lamont was set at $500,000.

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