Convicted felon charged with murdering 2, wounding 3 others at birthday gathering in Austin

Timmy Jordan is facing two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder for Saturday’s shooting in the 100 block of North Pine Avenue.

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Timmy Jordan, who been out on bond for a pending unlawful use of a weapon case, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Timmy Jordan, who been out on bond for a pending unlawful use of a weapon case, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

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A 39-year-old convicted felon allegedly opened fire during a birthday gathering in Austin over the weekend, killing two people and wounding three others.

Timmy Jordan was also injured when one of the victims, Michael Mickey — who had a concealed carry license — returned fire, striking Jordan twice, Cook County prosecutors said Monday.

Mickey, 35, died after Saturday’s shooting in the 100 block of North Pine Avenue.

Also killed was 47-year-old Lunyea Wilson.

The other victims, all in their 30s, survived.

Hours before the 2 a.m. shooting, Mickey, Wilson, and at least five others had been planning to celebrate a family member and friend’s birthday at a bowling alley when they realized all the venues were closed or about to close. That’s when a friend invited them to his place to hang out and listen to music, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.

There, the group met Jordan, their friend’s neighbor, for the first time.

Most of the partygoers drank and played cards while listening to music for several hours while Jordan hung out with two women in the home’s basement.

But tensions rose when one of the women with Jordan loudly confronted the group in the backyard after she thought someone called her “baby girl,” Murphy said.

Though that matter was ultimately resolved as a “miscommunication,” Jordan began yelling and told the group that “this was his mama house and he didn’t care how many people you got with you, you gotta get going,” Murphy said.

But even before the guests could leave, Jordan allegedly pulled out a gun and sprayed them with bullets, firing seven to 10 rounds.

After Mickey shot Jordan, Jordan tried to run away, but collapsed between two nearby cars. Officers found him with a gun next to him on the ground, Murphy said.

Jordan, who remained hospitalized Monday, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he’s been updated from grave to critical condition, Murphy said.

Four people — two victims and two witnesses — identified Jordan as the shooter in photo arrays, Murphy said. One victim also identified Jordan as the gunman at the scene of the crime, Murphy said.

Jordan, who was on electronic monitoring for a pending unlawful use of a weapon case, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

He has five prior felony convictions and two prior misdemeanors, Murphy said.

Judge Susana L. Ortiz said Jordan’s “extensive criminal history” makes her believe he “does constitute a clear and present danger to the community.”

She ordered him held without bail.

Jordan is expected back in court Sept. 22.

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