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Man charged in 2020 shooting in Washington Park

Aaron Harrington allegedly fired shots, striking a 29-year-old man Feb. 22, 2020, in the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue.

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli said her staff only learned in January that the “secret hearings” were taking place, and was shocked when a reporter told her the practice dated back 10 years.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with a shooting Feb. 22, 2020, in the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue.
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A 30-year-old man has been charged in a shooting fom 2020 in Washington Park on the South Side.

Aaron Harrington of Jeffery Manor was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm, Chicago police said.

About 5:10 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020, a 29-year-old man was walking into a building in the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue, when another man saw him, pulled out a gun and fired two shots, police said.

He was hit once in the lower back and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. His condition was stabilized.

Harrington was arrested at his home Tuesday in the 9600 block of South Hoxie Avenue, after being identified by police as the person who allegedly fired shots, police said.

He is due in bond court Thursday.

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