Man charged with West Elsdon home invasion

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Martin Hayes | Chicago Police

Bond was denied Monday for a Southwest Side man charged with breaking into a West Elsdon neighborhood home last week and tussling with the homeowner, causing the other man to accidentally shoot himself.

Martin Hayes, 40, faces a felony count of home invasion for the Thursday incident in the 3600 block of West 57th Place, according to Chicago Police.

The 69-year-old man who lives there heard a window break and then found Hayes inside shortly after 4 p.m., police allege.

When the resident grabbed a handgun, the two struggled for it and the weapon went off, striking the older man in the wrist. Hayes then ran away, police said.

The wounded man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

Police announced charges Sunday night against Hayes, of the 6400 block of South Spaulding. He had been on parole for a 2013 burglary conviction, his tenth since 2002, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

A judge ordered Hayes held without bond at a Monday hearing, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is due back in court Friday.

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