Friday, July 06, 2012
Off-duty Northwestern University police officer Wesley Jackson is accused of firing a gun into the air while celebrating the Fourth of July
An off-duty Northwestern University police officer is accused of firing a gun into the air while celebrating the Fourth of July holiday on the South Side, according to Chicago Police.
Wesley Jackson, 30, of the 5400 block of Hyde Park Boulevard, was charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm, police said.
He appeared in court today and was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail, said Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County state's attorney's office.
Chicago police officers responded to the 5400 block of South Shore Drive to assist University of Chicago police with a "man with a gun" call about 10 p.m. Wednesday and university police told them they heard three shots and saw muzzle flashes coming from behind a tree in the park, according to a police report.
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