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Clarence O. Butler | Bellwood police

Man facing charges after shots fired, crash in Bellwood

SHARE Man facing charges after shots fired, crash in Bellwood
SHARE Man facing charges after shots fired, crash in Bellwood

A man is facing charges after he drove away from officers investigating gunfire early Saturday in west suburban Bellwood and crashed a car on an I-290 on-ramp.

Clarence O. Butler, 20, was charged with armed violence, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, delivery of cannabis between 10and 30 grams and aggravated fleeing/eluding a police officer, according toBellwood Police Chief Jiminez Allen. He also faces numerous traffic citations.

Officers were called for reports of shots fired about 2 a.m. near Van Buren Street and Rice Avenue in Bellwood, Allen said.

No one was struck by gunfire, but when responding officers arrived at the intersection they saw a car take off.

The car crashed on the ramp from Mannheim Road to eastbound I-290, Allen said. The driver, Butler,was arrested and a weapon and a “small amount of cannabis” were recovered.

Butler, of Chicago, was ordered held without bond at the Cook County Jail, according to Cook County sheriff’s records.

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