Two men have been charged after Chicago police shot three people early New Year’s Day on the Far South Side.
Princeton G. Burton-Williams, 25, was shot by officers after another man pointed a gun at police, prosecutors said. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of West 105th Street in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said at the time.
Burton-Williams, who was initially taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, remained hospitalized Saturday. A Chicago police officer said in bond court that Burton-Williams’ condition had been stabilized.
Burton-Williams, of the 7100 block of South Jeffrey Boulevard, faces felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a firearm owner’s identification card.
Though Burton-Williams was not holding the gun when police arrived, he later admitted to having fired the handgun, according to his arrest report. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Laura Marie Sullivan today ordered him held on $55,000 bail.
Michael C. Williamson, of Fort Belvoir, Va., was also charged in the case, court records show. In addition to the reckless discharge and unlawful use of a weapon charges, Williamson faces a felony count of aggravated assault on a peace officer. A judge set his bond at $50,000 on Friday, records show.
Chicago police declined to discuss Williamson’s role in the incident, citing the investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority. In his mug shot, Williamson appears to be in a hospital bed.
A booking photograph for Burton-Williams was not immediately available.
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