Teen charged in shooting that leads to amputation of victim’s leg

Written By BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporter Posted: 06/10/2014, 09:50am

A Cook County judge denied bond for a Chicago teen charged in a shooting that left another teen boy so badly wounded that his left leg had to be amputated and doctors are expected to remove his right leg as well.

Kevin Dameron, 16, appeared in court Tuesday on charges he allegedly shot the victim outside The Rink, 1122 W. 87th, after a fight broke out just after 11 p.m. May 3, authorities said during the hearing.

The victim, who had just participated in a dance contest at the rink, was not part of the fight between two groups of people but had stayed with his friends to watch the brawl for a moment, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Colleen Rogers said during the hearing.

When he looked up at some point, he saw Dameron looking at him “menacingly,” Rogers said.

The victim got nervous and thought Dameron would punch him, so he went to look for a security guard, Rogers said.

When he turned around, the teen saw Dameron allegedly pull out a gun from his waist band and shoot.

A bullet struck the victim’s aorta, causing damage to his heart and a loss of blood circulation to his legs, As a result, the teen’s left leg has been amputated and he is scheduled to have his right leg amputated as well, Rogers said.

During the hearing Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. called Dameron “dangerous.”

Dameron, of the 2000 block of West 80th Street, was found previously found delinquent in juvenile court case in a theft and weapons case.

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