- A convicted felon was charged with shooting a Chicago
Police officer during a foot pursuit late Wednesday in the Rosemoor
neighborhood on the Far South Side.
- Anthony Woodridge, 25, was charged with felony counts of
attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and
aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.
- Woodridge then shot the officer in his hand during an
ensuing pursuit, and continued firing at him when he fell to the ground,
said Johnson, who insisted that the shooter was “obviously trying to kill
- An additional bullet was found lodged in the back of the officer’s ballistic vest.....
- Johnson explained Thursday that Woodridge had been arrested 25 times as an adult, and convicted of four felonies. Most recently, he was convicted of possessing a handgun as a felon on parole and sentenced to nearly five years in prison last June.
And with 25 adult arrests, that's about 3-to-4 arrests a year since coming of age. If he had been sentenced to just a single year for each offense, concurrent, he'd be in jail until he was 50 or so.
|Superintendent Eddie Johnson|
- Johnson stressed the need to pass “more commonsense gun laws” to give police and citizens “the tools to be safe.”