Chicago Man Shot and Killed Two People at a Party While on Bail for Attempted Murder: Prosecutors Report
This week, the man who was out on bail after being charged with attempted murder and drug possession shot and killed two men in Chicago last month.
At a “film shoot party” early on September 25, Absalom Coakley, 29, allegedly fired a single shot from a.40-caliber handgun, striking Terrance Johnson Jr., 29, in the back of the head.
Approximately fifty individuals were there, according to a court complaint acquired by East County Gazette. A quarrel broke out in the kitchen at 3:45 a.m., shortly before Coakley allegedly shot Johnson.
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Moments afterwards, he engaged in a second confrontation with 30-year-old Terrance Young outside and shot at Young’s face.
Young slumped to the ground, and Coakley escaped in a car with two other individuals.
Surveillance footage identified Coakley as a witness
Prosecutors claimed Wednesday that he was apprehended on October 3 as he was entering a ridesharing car, as reported by Fox Chicago. He was discovered carrying a.40-caliber pistol that is presently being evaluated for ballistics.
According to police, he has now been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated unauthorised use of a firearm. Coakley was free on a $15,000 bond for a 2016 attempted murder charge at the time of her arrest.
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He was also on probation for a felony drug case from 2014, which prosecutors say was “open and ongoing” because he broke the rules so many times.
Regarding the case, Fox News has reached out to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Coakley’s public defence characterised him as a community-oriented, industrious father of four.
According to the news source, the attorney stated that his client teaches football, works for the Chicago Park District, and performs piano at a church where he also helps.
In the latest case, he is being detained without bond.
“On the basis of these accusations, I conclude that he poses a clear and present threat to the community,” said Judge Susana Ortiz.