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Rogers Park bar doorman charged with shooting a patron

A doorman at a Rogers Park bar faces felony aggravated battery charges after he shot a patron in a dispute over an unpaid bar tab, prosecutors alleged.

Danielito Valentin, 31, also faces charges of impersonating a police officer after he admitted carrying a Chicago Police badge so he could pose as an off-duty cop, it’s alleged.

Valentin was working the door at Gallagher’s bar, 1770 W. Greenleaf, Friday night when he got in a dispute with a group of men who had been kicked out of the bar for failing to settle a tab three weeks earlier, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Dan Pinowarczyk said.

He shot one of the men in the leg, before ditching his gun, which was recovered, authorities said. Police found the badge in Valentin’s possession when he was arrested in the 1900 block of West Touhy, Pinowarczyk said. Valentin alleged the victim pulled a gun first.

Kim Janssen

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