CHICAGO — An 18-year-old man was charged in the shooting of an off-duty officer one day after 17-year-old David Bush was ordered held without bail in the same incident, police said.
Police say Taiwan McNeal, of the 10000 block of South LaSalle Street, was Bush's accomplice in the botched armed robbery of an Oak Park police officer early Monday morning.
Around 5:13 a.m., the officer was in his garage in the 300 block of West 103rd Place preparing for work when the two approached him with Bush wielding a gun, police said.
According to Assistant State's Attorney Enrique Abraham on Monday, the 56-year-old officer was preparing for a 6 a.m. shift and was wearing Cubs jersey over his uniform, concealing his badge and gun.
While Bush pointed the gun at the officer, McNeal searched the officer and fund his gun. The officer yelled "police" then opened fire, and Bush returned fire, Abraham said.
The officer was shot in the right arm and calf, and grazed in the left side. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, Abraham said.
Bush and McNeal were later found in an alley several blocks away from the scene, police said.
Bush had been shot several times in the right thigh, left arm and left ankle. He was also grazed in the abdomen, Abraham said.
McNeal was charged with attempted robbery, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. He was expected in bond court Tuesday.
Bush was charged with the same Monday. Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered him held without bail.
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