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2 Men Shot by Store Clerk in Botched Robbery Nabbed at Hospital: Court

By Erica Demarest | January 15, 2016 5:29pm
 A T-Mobile employee shot and wounded two men as they tried to rob the store, prosecutors said.
A T-Mobile employee shot and wounded two men as they tried to rob the store, prosecutors said.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Prosecutors have filed charges against the men who were shot by a T-Mobile employee while trying to rob a South Deering store this week.

Shermond Luckey, 35, and Demari Williams, 24, were carrying guns when they walked into the T-Mobile at 2501 E. 95th St. on Wednesday morning, Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said during a bond hearing Friday.

The pair tried to rob the store, but a 23-year-old employee pulled his own gun and opened fire — striking Luckey in his arm and groin and Williams in his abdomen and arm, police said.

According to Antonietti, the employee is a licensed gun owner with a valid FOID card and concealed carry license.

Williams and Luckey got away after the shooting, and appeared at South Shore Hospital, 8012 S. Crandon Ave., roughly 10 minutes later, Antonietti said. The two T-Mobile employees who witnessed the botched robbery were able to positively identify Williams and Luckey.

As of Friday afternoon, the would-be robbers were still being treated for their gunshot wounds at Stroger Hospital, according to court testimony. Neither appeared in court Friday.

Both men are charged with attempted armed robbery with a gun.

Williams, of the first block of West 114th Street in Roseland, has no prior criminal history. Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan on Friday ordered him held in lieu of $300,000 bail.

Luckey, of the 8000 block of South Champlain Avenue in Chatham, is on parole for domestic battery and battery with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $350,000.

Mugshots of Williams and Luckey were not available since the men are still in the hospital.

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