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Chicago Catch and Release: 22 Months for Man Who Shot Three and Pointed Gun at Police

Chicago Daily Observer 21 May 2018 No Comment

A man who shot three people and threatened two cops with a firearm in Lakeview has reached a plea deal that will have him out of prison less than two years from now.


Ricky Smothers, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a firearm in exchange for a seven-year prison sentence. With credit for 552 days spent in jail awaiting trial and Illinois’ standard 50% sentence reduction for anticipated good behavior, Smothers will be paroled on March 13, 2020, according to state records. Judge William Hooks approved the deal.


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