The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Chicago man charged in connection with a shooting at a Northwest Side playground that left two young girls injured in 2011.
Dionisio Gonzalez, 35, is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a handgun in connection with the June 8, 2011, shooting of the girls on a playground in the Avondale Park neighborhood, according to a statement from the FBI.
The girls, ages 2 and 7, were playing in the park around 8 p.m. when shots were fired during an ongoing gang dispute, according to the FBI. The 2o-year-old suffered a graze wound to the back of her head, and the 7-year-old was shot in the back.
Chicago Police arrested the shooter, Antonio Bucio, a short time later. Gonzalez, the alleged getaway driver, was never apprehended. He has not been seen in the Chicago area since the shooting, and is thought to have fled to avoid prosecution, according to the FBI.
Gonzalez is described as a 5-foot-8, 135-160-pound Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes. He has been known to have a mustache or a goatee.
He also has four tattoos: one on his chest that says “DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR”: one on his left arm that says “MANIAC”; another on his left forearm that says “LIL DIO”; and a fourth that says “LOGAN” and includes an image of a gun.
According to the FBI, his last known address in Chicago was in the 3000 block of West Belden. He also has associates and family in Miami and may be in Florida, according to the FBI.
The shooter, Bucio, remains in Cook County Jail, where he has remained held without bond since the shooting. He is next scheduled to appear in court May 11.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is coordinating the search for Gonzalez along with Chicago Police and Cook County sheriff’s office. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Chicago office at (312) 421-6700.