Second man charged in shooting of Chicago firefighter in Albany Park

Jermaine White was identified as the shooter, police said.

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A Chicago firefighter was shot Feb. 2, 2020, while responding to a car fire at Wilson and Kimball avenues in Albany Park.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a firefighter was shot Feb. 2, 2020, while responding to a car fire at Wilson and Kimball avenues in Albany Park.

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A second man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Chicago firefighter earlier this month in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

Jermaine White, 29, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, Chicago police said. He was arrested Monday afternoon in south suburban Lansing.

White was identified as the person who shot the firefighter just after 1 a.m. Feb. 2 as crews worked to put out a car fire in the 3300 block of West Wilson Avenue, police said.

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Jermaine White

Chicago police

Another man, 29-year-old Hollis Williams, was charged with multiple felonies in connection with the shooting less than a week later.

Prosecutors said Williams and the owner of a Chrysler 300 opened fire on two people who set the Chrysler ablaze and shot at a woman they were with. A 36-year-old firefighter who was caught in the crossfire was shot in the leg as he tried to put out the fire. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

A Chicago police spokesman could not confirm whether White owned the Chrysler.

Judge Charles S. Beach II ordered White held without bail during a hearing Wednesday, according to Cook County court records. He is due back in court on Thursday at the Skokie Courthouse.

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