Sauk Village man charged in 2011 shooting in Park Forest
BY JON SEIDEL Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org March 24, 2013 11:16PM
Updated: March 25, 2013 1:22AM
A Sauk Village man has been charged with the attempted murder of a man at a dice game in Park Forest in October 2011.
John Evans, 26, also was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm for the shooting on Oct. 4, 2011, in the 200 block of Allegheny.
Assistant State’s Attorney Casey Hunter said 911 was called after the shooting, and police arrived to find the 44-year-old victim lying on his stomach. He said Evans pulled out a black .32-caliber semi-automatic pistol during the dice game and demanded money.
Evans, who also goes by Rajay Moutry, allegedly shot the victim in the right ankle, the prosecutor said. The victim tried to run away but was shot in right thigh and fell.
Hunter said Evans approached the victim and tried to take $350 from his pocket. They struggled, and Hunter said Evans fired the gun at his victim at point-blank range, wounding him in the upper left arm.
Evans allegedly took the $350 and fled, but Hunter said three witnesses identified him as the shooter.
Hunter said Evans was convicted in 2003 in Cook County for armed robbery with a firearm, and he was arrested last year in Indiana on a charge of battery to a police officer.
The prosecutor asked Cook County Judge James Brown to deny bail for Evans. Brown turned down that request and ordered Evans held in lieu of $900,000 bail.