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Terry Alexander, 52, Charged With Morgan Park Shooting, Police Say

By  Kelly Bauer Evan F.  Moore and Howard Ludwig | July 3, 2016 7:40am | Updated on July 5, 2016 8:46am

CHICAGO — Terry Alexander, 52, of southwest suburban Romeoville has been charged with shooting a 24-year-old man in Morgan Park, police said.

The shooting victim was sent to Advocate Christ Hospital in nearly Oak Lawn in critical condition after the domestic fight that occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Oakley Avenue, according to police.

Alexander shot the younger man in his stomach, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Alexander turned himself in at the Morgan Park Police Station at 7:56 p.m. Saturday and was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to police.

He appeared in court Monday, where a judge ordered him held on a $25,000 bond, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which cited Cook County Circuit Court records. If Alexander posts bond, he would be released on electronic monitoring, records show. His next court date is Wednesday.

Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) sent an email to his constituents in the wake of the shooting. He said Alexander does possess a valid concealed carry permit.

O'Shea said in the email that the victim is the boyfriend of Alexander's daughter. The incident took place after the he observed an argument between the two on the way to a family reunion in the south suburbs, O'Shea said.

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