No bond for man charged with fatal Back of the Yards shooting

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Omar Dishman | Chicago Police

A man charged with a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded last month in the Back of the Yards neighborhood has been ordered held without bond.

Omar Dishman, 22, faces one count of first-degree murder and another count of attempted first-degree murder, both felonies, according to Chicago Police.

During a bond hearing Thursday, Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered him held in without bond in the Cook County Jail.

At 4:37 p.m. April 26, 24-year-old Glenn Wheeler and a 20-year-old man exited a home near 52nd and Halsted, and were waiting to cross the street when a four-door, silver car pulled up, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Marilyn Salas-Wail said. Dishman was in the front passenger seat of the car.

Dishman attended the same school as the 20-year-old, who was forced to transfer schools twice because of an ongoing gang dispute with Dishman and his friends, prosecutors said. Dishman was associated with the P-Stones, and accused the 20-year-old of being associated with the Gangster Disciples because of where the man lived.

Wheeler and the younger man got into Wheeler’s car and drove southbound on Halsted, while the silver vehicle began to follow them, prosecutors said. Wheeler then turned onto Garfield and the silver vehicle continued to follow. The 20-year-old said he saw Dishman throwing up gang signs in the rear view mirror, Salas-Wail said.

When Wheeler’s car stopped at a red light in the 900 block of West Garfield, with another car stopped in front of it and a row of cars stopped in another lane, the silver car stopped behind and Dishman and the driver jumped out, prosecutors said.

The driver walked up to Wheeler’s window and Dishman approached the 20-year-old man’s window. Both pulled out handguns and opened fire, Salas-Wail said. Dishman and the driver then got back into the silver vehicle and sped away.

Wheeler jumped out of the car and tried to run across Garfield, but fell to the ground, prosecutors said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:02 p.m.,according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 5200 block of South Wood.

The younger man was shot in the back, and was also taken to Stroger, where he was listed in critical condition, police said at the time. Prosecutors said a bullet remains lodged in his left rib cage.

Prosecutors said 21 shell casings were recovered from the scene, including both 9mm and 40-caliber casings.

The 20-year-old identified Dishman by name and photograph, and he was subsequently arrested Monday while a passenger in a vehicle. A 9mm handgun was found in that vehicle and one of the casings from the crime scene was determined to have been fired from that gun.

Dishman, who lives in the 5100 block of South Morgan, has six brothers and one sister, his defense attorney said.

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