Man charged with shooting at Oak Lawn gas station

SHARE Man charged with shooting at Oak Lawn gas station
screen_shot_2017_07_23_at_3_55_37_am.png

Carson K. Banasiak | Cook County sheriff’s office

A man has been charged with shooting a person Thursday night at a gas station in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.

Carson K. Banasiak, 18, faces one count of aggravated battery in connection with the 9:42 p.m. shooting at the Citgo in the 9800 block of South Cicero, according to Oak Lawn police.

When officers responded to a call of an armed person at the gas station, they found a juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. The victim, whose age and gender were not provided, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Witnesses told the officers that the shooter had left the area, leaving the weapon at the scene, police said. The suspect, identified as Banasiak, was found a short time later.

The investigation revealed that Banasiak brought the weapon to the scene, where he and the victim became involved in a fight, struggled for the weapon, and the juvenile was subsequently shot.

Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on Saturday ordered Banasiak held at Cook County Jail on a $100,000 bond, court records show.

Banasiak, who lives in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge, is due back in court on Tuesday.

The Latest
The Hawks have conceded the first goal in eight consecutive games. And after falling 7-2 on Sunday, they’ve now lost seven games in a row. The trends are no coincidence.
Tim Degnan a trusted point man, was key to Richard M. Daley’s political, policy success. As a lawmaker, he raised funds for the new Comiskey Park to keep the White Sox in Chicago.
“Fuentes is among the most prominent and unapologetic antisemites around,” David Goldenberg, the Anti-Defamation League director of the Midwest regional office, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday.
The Bears’ very, very bad day started with quarterback musical chairs and went down from there.
A photo on social media shows the word “Evil” spray-painted in red on Al Capone’s grave marker.